A very serious and oftentimes complicated area of law is that of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. Being victimized by a sexual crime is an understandably traumatic experience, and legal rights are likely not the first thing on a victim’s mind. The legal system is also experiencing a number of substantive changes in sex abuse law, especially in light of the #MeToo Movement’s recent influence on politics and law. However, if navigated properly, the legal system can provide remedies aimed at helping victims recover and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions.
Coffman Law firmly believes that survivors of sexual abuse deserve legal justice for the harm that they suffered. In accordance with this belief, Owner and Founding Partner Brian Coffman has taken up and successfully litigated a number of high-profile sex abuse cases. Through this experience, the Coffman Law team has come to understand the nuances and challenges of sex abuse law, and also how to counter the typical defenses offered by defendants in these types of cases. If you or a family member has suffered any form of sexual abuse, do not hesitate to contact Coffman Law for a free consultation.
Helpful Resources for Victims
Finally, for any victims of sexual abuse, assault, or harassment, here are a few helpful resources available in Illinois:
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (“RAINN”)
- The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
- Illinois Legal Aid Online (for assistance obtaining a restraining order)
- Ascend Justice (for assistance obtaining an order of protection)
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