Top Opelika, AL Sexual Abuse Lawyers Near You

Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

225 N Gay St, Auburn, AL 36830

Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

1710 Catherine Court, Suite B, Auburn, AL 36830

Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Opelika Office

3120 Frederick Road, Suite B, PO Drawer 2268, Opelika, AL 36803

Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

PO Box 430, Auburn, AL 36831

Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

145 East Magnolia Avenue, Suite 201, Auburn, AL 36830

Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

611 E. Glenn Avenue, PO Box 3596, Auburn, AL 36831

Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Opelika, AL

363-A E. Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830

Opelika Sexual Abuse Information

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The Average Total Federal Prison Sentence for Sexual Abuse in Alabama

231.06 months*

* based on 2019 Individual Offenders - Federal Court sentencing in Alabama federal courts. See Sentencing Data Information for complete details.

Have You Been Sexually Abused?

Sexual abuse, also known as sexual assault, is unwanted sexual contact without that person’s consent. Sexual abuse, occurring at most any age, leaves an array of emotional scars that can last a lifetime and damage the victim’s quality of life.

Sexual Abuse Legal Actions

You should consult an Opelika lawyer experienced in sexual abuse civil cases. Your lawyer can form your case, determine the amount of past, present, and future damages for counseling and other treatments, punitive damages, and serve as your representative in negotiations with the perpetrator. If your perpetrator is convicted criminally, that can help your case.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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