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Sexual Abuse Lawyer Serving Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa & Surrounding Areas in Alabama.

 

Sexual abuse is nothing short of devastating, and the stress from it can cause lifelong physical and emotional effects. The Mezrano Law Firm is ready to help victims overcome these traumatic events by seeking justice.

 

What is sexual abuse?

 

Sexual abuse is an undesired sexual encounter. Often times, but not always, the victim may be a child or teen. It may involve any of the following:

 

  • Forced to view pornographic photos or videos
  • Inappropriate photos or videos
  • Sexual or inappropriate requests
  • Forcing the victim to reveal theirs
  • Making the victim touch one’s private parts
  • Oral sex of either the victim or the abuser
  • Penetration of either the victim or the abuser

 

People that are less able to protect themselves against their abuser are often targets.  Roles of authority, such as a teacher, older family member, boss, or religious leader may make their victim feel obligated to accept sexual abuse.

 

 

 

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Alabama Sexual Abuse Laws

Sexual abuse charges are broken into two separate classifications: sexual abuse in the first degree and sexual abuse in the second degree.

 

First degree sexual abuse charges will be brought against anyone who forces sexual contact against the victim's will. This includes fondling, suggestive rubbing, oral sex, rape, etc. Sexual abuse in the first degree is a felony offense, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.

 

Second degree sexual abuse charges will be filed against a person (19 years or older) who subjects a victim between the ages of 12 and 16 to sexual contact. Sexual abuse in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to $6,000 in fines and no more than one year in jail.

 

Sexual abuse against a person who is incapable of giving consent because of a physical or mental disability could result in first or second degree charges.

 

 

Child Abuse

One of the most devastating and tragic events that happens every day in our country is the abuse of children. Child abuse can leave innocent victims scarred for life, both physically and emotionally. It is vital for these children to understand that they are not alone, and the abuse is not their fault.

 

Child abuse cases can be very difficult, which is why it is important to get the help of an experienced child abuse attorney to guide you through the process. The lawyers at The Mezrano Law Firm are here to protect the rights of abused Children across Alabama. We Fight, For your Rights!

 

What Constitutes Child Abuse?

 

Child abuse is defined as anything that puts a child’s emotional and/or physical health and development in danger. The abuse can be anything from physical or emotional abuse to sexual abuse and neglect.

 

Physical child abuse is anything that results in a non-accidental injury to the child, such as:

 

  • Shaking
  • Kicking
  • Hitting
  • Burning
  • Any other type of bodily harm

 

Emotional child abuse occurs when the abuser exhibits a behavior or attitude that will interfere with the mental health or social development of that child. This can include:

 

  • Vulgar language, whether it’s directed towards the child or not
  • Shouting or yelling at the child
  • Name calling
  • Making fun of, belittling or degrading the child

 

Sexual abuse refers to any sexual act that occurs between an adult and a child. This includes:

 

  • Exhibitionism
  • Sexual videos, games, pictures or other images
  • Forced viewing of sexual acts
  • Any other lewd behavior

 

Neglect occurs when the caretaker fails to provide the children with the proper items for their development or physical needs. This includes:

 

  • Improper supervision
  • Unsafe housing
  • Inadequate food or clothing
  • Negligent medical care
  • Poor hygiene

 

If you have been injured by child abuse or know someone who has, do not hesitate to see if you have a case against the abuser

 

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