If you are the victim of sexual assault, bringing a case against your offender is an important step on the journey toward healing. Because the outcome of your case is so critical to your recovery,
working closely with an experienced sexual assault attorney is paramount.
Your Best Steps Forward For Winning A Sexual Assault Case
If someone has assaulted you sexually, there are two specific steps you should take to help protect your case:
- Call the police as soon as it is possible and safe for you to do so. This step will very likely lead to a trip to the hospital, which is important for both your health and your case.
- Consult with an experienced sexual assault attorney.
These two steps in tandem will help to ensure that you are able to build your most solid case against the person who assaulted you. If criminal charges are brought, cooperating with the police in their investigation (under the advisement of your dedicated sexual assault attorney) and working closely with your attorney will help ensure that your case reaches its best possible resolution.
An Experienced Kansas City Sexual Assault Attorney Can Help
Being sexually assaulted is a devastating experience, but the compassionate Kansas City sexual assault attorneys at Krause & Kinsman Law Firm understand the importance of your case and are committed to skillfully advocating for your rights. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 816-307-2763 today.
Sexual Assault FAQ
Is there a statute of limitations?
While there is no statute of limitations for criminal rape and sexual assault cases in Missouri, for civil cases seeking monetary damages, there are, and the statutes can vary.
What if there is no police report?
The fact is that sexual assault is such a difficult experience that some victims choose not to come forward with their allegations. Even if there is no criminal case against your attacker, you may be able to bring civil charges that do not necessarily require a police report.
Can someone other than the perpetrator be found legally liable?
If, for example, a business or hotel fails to provide adequate protections to help ensure its guests’ safety, the owner or manager can be found liable.