Top Valley, AL Sexual Abuse Lawyers Near You

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    Walker Law Firm

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

  • McCollum & Wilson, PC

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

  • Mike Slocumb Law Firm

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

  • The Finley Firm, P.C.

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

  • Capell & Howard P.C.

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Valley, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Valley, AL

  • Walton Law Firm, P.C.

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

    Sexual Abuse Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Valley, AL

Valley 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 a Valley 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.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

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

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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