Sexual Assault Attorneys

Amplifying the Voices of Those Silenced by Sexual Assault

If you were the victim of a sexual assault, justice can feel out of reach. There’s no way to account for the wrongs done to you, but holding the perpetrator accountable to the fullest extent of the law is an act of vindication.

The sexual assault lawyers of Breit Biniazan fight to bring rightful retribution to those guilty of sexual assault. We deploy our combined years of legal experience against these wrongdoers, fiercely and discretely defending victims of sexual assault until they receive just compensation. 

For a free and confidential case evaluation, contact our legal experts by calling 855-212-8200.


What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact with a person who does not consent. Regardless of that person’s capacity, if they do not consent, it is sexual assault. This includes adults with disabilities, anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or someone who is asleep. Any sexual contact with a child, regardless of consent, is a sexual assault (but is also commonly referred to as sexual abuse).

Any physical, visual, verbal, or other forms of coercion, including violence, undertaken to get someone to engage in sexual acts is sexual assault.

Sexual assault includes:

  • Any sexual contact with a non-consenting person
  • Any sexual contact with a child
  • Coercing someone to pose for sexually graphic pictures
  • Persistent sexual harassment
  • Threats that are sexual in nature
  • Rape or attempted rape
  • Molestation, fondling, or any other unwanted or inappropriate touching

Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault Cases

The statute of limitations is the amount of time a victim has to file a case after an injury or accident. In Virginia, the statute of limitations for sexual assault cases is just two years. If the victim is under 18, however, the statute of limitations may be longer and can be confusing to understand.

Many victims of sexual assault are not ready to come forward with their case immediately following their assault. Everyone’s healing process is unique to them, and if you were the victim of a sexual assault, you should do what feels right for you. When you are ready to pursue justice against your attacker, the sexual assault attorneys of Breit Biniazan are here to work with you and can help you determine your statue of limitations.

Recovering Compensation for Sexual Assault Survivors

Seeking financial compensation for your sexual assault will not erase your experience or right the wrongs done to you, but it will offer you an economic safety net that allows you to recover and heal in your own time. 

If you choose to pursue a sexual assault case, you can seek compensation for a variety of damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering as a result of the assault  
  • Medical and therapy bills
  • Lost income and potential earnings

Criminal vs. Civil Sexual Assault Cases

After a sexual assault, your first call should be to the police. Once you receive appropriate medical care, you can proceed with your criminal case, which holds the perpetrator accountable for their crimes. 

If you pursue a criminal case against your attacker, you can still file a civil sexual assault case—and you should do so. While the criminal case is intended to hold the guilty party to justice, filing a civil suit is intended to support the victim with compensation for the physical and emotional trauma they’ve experienced.

While standing up to your attacker is likely, and justifiably, terrifying, it is usually worthwhile. Most victims of sexual assault find that the process of pursuing a case against their attacker helps them gain closure and a sense of safety. When coupled with a criminal case, pursuing a civil sexual assault case can feel like justice is truly served. 

Liable Parties in Sexual Assault Cases 

Of course the perpetrator of your sexual assault is the primary liable party, and the attorneys of Breit Biniazan will do everything possible to seek the maximum compensation from this despicable criminal. 

However, there may be additional guilty parties implicated in your assault. Third parties who may be implicated in your sexual assault case include:

  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Churches 
  • Nursing homes
  • Employers

Choosing an Experienced Sexual Assault Law Firm

When you are ready to pursue a civil case against the person who hurt you, you should find an experienced sexual assault law firm to help you. Doing so will not only increase your likelihood of seeing fair compensation, it will lift the legal burden off your shoulders so you can focus on healing. 

The attorneys of Breit Biniazan have served as the voice of many sexual assault victims. With our thorough understanding of the law and the testimony of medical and psychological experts, we speak out against sexual abusers and hold them responsible for the maximum compensation possible.

If you were the victim of a sexual assault, our attorneys are here to do the same for you, compassionately, discreetly, and without compromise. 

Call 855-212-8200 for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced sexual assault attorney.

Sexual Assault Cases FAQs

Do I need to hire an attorney if I was sexually assaulted?

It is entirely up to you if you would like to pursue legal action against your attacker. If you do decide to pursue a case, we recommend hiring an attorney. Attorneys can advise you on your options and how to best prepare for your case. Because of attorney-client privilege, everything you say to an attorney is entirely confidential. If you have questions regarding whether or not to pursue a case, you can contact our attorneys for a free, discreet consultation. We’ll help you understand your options and timeline so you can make a decision you feel comfortable with.

Can I sue for online sexual harassment?

Yes, you may be able to sue for online sexual harassment. According to Virginia statute 18.2-152.7:1 of “The Computer Crimes Act,” if someone uses a computer to share lewd, lascivious, or indecent language without the other person’s permission, they can be criminally and/or civilly prosecuted. A sexual assault lawyer will be able to advise you on other prosecutable factors, such as efforts to coerce immoral acts or causing emotional distress.

Who is liable for sexual harassment at work?

If sexual harassment occurs at work, the abuser is liable, but so is your employer. That’s because employers are legally responsible for providing all employees with a safe work environment, and they are therefore liable when they do not do so. In Virginia, sexual harassment at work can include unwanted sexual advancements, solicitation for sexual favors, or sexual acts, both physical and verbal, from a supervisor, co-worker, vendor, or customer.

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