Can You Sue a Parent for Sexual Abuse?
March 31, 2020
It is possible to sue a parent for sexual abuse. It doesn’t matter whether the parent is biological, adopted, or foster. Sexual relations between adults and minors under age 18...Continue Reading
California Schools Have a Duty to Combat Fears of Sexual Assault
March 26, 2020
No student should have to attend school each day with the fear of sexual assault overshadowing their educational experience. Federal and state law requires instructive institutions to maintain environments that...Continue Reading
How Important Is Sexual Assault Victim Testimony in a Case?
March 24, 2020
Survivors of sexual assault can provide a valuable first-person account of the events that happened to them. However, sexual assault victim testimony can be a traumatizing ordeal when having to...Continue Reading
FAIR Act: Arbitration Required by Employers Could Be Banned if Passed
March 12, 2020
At some point in life, you might be asked to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement. This legal contract waives your right to a fair jury trial, compelling you to go...Continue Reading
What Is the Age of Consent in California?
March 10, 2020
When does a young person have the mental capacity to assume the risks of sexual intercourse and consent to that type of interaction? When does an age gap become a...Continue Reading
Why Confronting Sexual Abuse Could Aid in the Healing Process
March 5, 2020
Not every survivor is willing to come forward immediately—or even ever—after being sexually abused. But, for those looking to move forward in the healing process, confronting sexual abuse could be...Continue Reading
How to Prove Sexual Assault Based on the Civil Standard of Proof
March 3, 2020
Physical evidence is not always collected in the aftermath of immediate trauma suffered as a result of sexual assault. Oftentimes, the crime is not disclosed right away and memories may...Continue Reading
What AB 1599 Could Mean for Sexual Battery in California
February 27, 2020
Assembly Bill 1599 (AB 1599), a peace officer transparency bill introduced in January 2020, could close a vital loophole that kept sexual assault allegations off the public record. The bill...Continue Reading
How Parents Can Seek Help for Teenage Rape Victims
February 25, 2020
In California, there were 2,248 cases of child and teenage sexual assault reported in 2018. By law, rape is classified under sexual assault. Many children are unwilling or unable to...Continue Reading
What to Do if I Was Forced to Have Sex?
February 18, 2020
If you were forced to have sex against your will, it is considered rape and against the law. California’s rape law is codified in Penal Code §261, which makes sex...Continue Reading
Identifying and Reporting Sexual Misconduct Could Prevent Further Assault
February 13, 2020
A touch on the knee, an awkward hug, persistent leering, crude comments; it is likely that many have witnessed or personally experienced some form of sexual misconduct in the workplace....Continue Reading
What to Do if My Family Doesn’t Believe I Was Molested?
February 11, 2020
With 93% of perpetrators being known by the child and their family, it’s likely that when childhood molestation is reported, it’s difficult to believe. This may leave many childhood victims...Continue Reading