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What is Date Rape, and what are Its Consequences?

Date rape has always been an issue but continues to increase in severity and commonality as the years progress. The situation is often complex since it usually occurs in the midst of an established romantic relationship or a prospective romantic relationship. One of the other significant defining features of date rape makes it especially heinous.

While date rape can stem from many forms of force or coercion, it has often become ubiquitous with date rape drugs, limiting an individual’s ability to make decisions or maintain consciousness. However, this is not the limit for defining date rape.

Just as with many forms of sexual assault, the context of the situation matters. Since date rape is the classification for assault under the pretenses of an established or burgeoning relationship, victims can often be overlooked or dismissed. However, at the Law Offices of David A. Kapelman, P.C., you will find over three decades of experience waiting to help you find the justice and recovery to which you are entitled.

If a romantic partner has used force, coercion, or one of many forms of incapacitating drugs to take advantage of their counterpart in the relationship, that will classify as sexual assault and date rape. It is critical to enlist the services of a Sexual Abuse Lawyer in New York, NY, to help you along with your case.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in New York?

After a traumatic experience like date rape or sexual assault, the statute of limitations may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, this is one of the most important considerations when seeking justice for the appalling acts perpetrated against you. While criminal proceedings are also essential, resolving the civil suit is often equally valuable.

In New York, NY, the statute of limitations for sexual assault is 20 years, which means you must file legal action within that time for the courts to consider your case. If an individual waits even one day past this date, the case will be invalid and will not be tried. Regardless of the costs of injuries associated with the tragic events that occurred, they will lose their opportunity to collect damages or compensation for their ordeal.

After being assaulted or learning of the assault of a loved one, it is crucial to contact a Sexual Assault Victim Compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Not only will this ensure that the case is handled well before the statute of limitations has expired, but it will also ensure that the victim receives the proper compensation for any costs associated with physical injury or sustained trauma.

Why are Sexual Assault, Rape, Sexual Exploitation, and Forcible Sex Offenses Common in New York?

New York has a reputation for being a sea of anonymous faces with an established nightlife and social culture. One significant feature of this social scene is the drinking and clubbing culture that permeates the city. All of these factors can combine and make for the perfect storm.

Since so many people come into contact with one another, it is relatively easy for someone with evil intentions to subtly act without anyone noticing or assuming an unwanted action. Whether it be a pill slipped in a drink like an individual passes or an uglier scene in which someone chooses to turn a blind eye, assuming what is occurring is none of their business.

However, Attorney David A. Kapelman is experienced and sensitive to matters such as these. With extensive experience handling cases in New York, NY, you can rest assured knowing that your lawsuit will be handled with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity to ensure you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

David A. Kapelman is a New York City assault lawyer who provides sensitive but aggressive representative for victims and their families. With more than 36 years of experience exclusively representing injured people and their families, David A. Kapelman knows how to fully assess each case, including reviewing investigate reports, police reports, and medical records, speaking to witnesses, and health care providers, consulting with security experts, assessing liability and considering all of the possible legal and medical issues in order to present compelling cases and obtain full compensation for injured clients.

Cases Handled

  • Women who were raped as a result of the negligence of their schools and colleges.
  • Children who have been sexually assaulted in school and on school buses.
  • Children who have been sexually assaulted at camp or during after school programs.

Call David A. Kapelman, P.C. for a FREE CONSULTATION if you or your loved one has been a victim of sexual assault. You will not be charged any attorney’s fees unless we recover damages for you. Expenses may be payable at the conclusion of your case. Hablamos Espanol.

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