The Need for a Child Victims Act Bill Lawyer
In light of the New York State Legislature’s recent and groundbreaking passage of the Child Victims Act, the need for a reputable and compassionate child sexual abuse victims lawyer in New York, NY is on the rise. If you or someone you know may need the help of an experienced child sexual abuse lawyer, contact Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C., today.
As more and more victims of child sexual abuse take the painful steps to speak up about their abuse, it is heartbreaking to learn about the number of children who had to endure this abuse. It is positively devastating to watch these numbers rise as more and more victims continue to come forward.
If you or a loved one are the victims of child sexual abuse that occurred in New York, now is the time for abusers and/or those who did nothing to stop them, to face consequences for their actions.
Contact a dedicated child sexual abuse victims lawyer that is committed to protecting New Yorkers and find out how you may able to finally seek justice for the injustice that was done to you as a child or young adult.
Child Victims Act
On January 28, 2019, the New York State legislature passed the Child Victims Act (S.2440) that reforms New York State’s outdated statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.
These much needed reforms include raising the criminal statute of limitations by five years or until victims are 28 years old for felonies and 25 years old for misdemeanors; and raising the civil statute of limitations for those seeking redress for physical, psychological or other injury caused by child sexual abuse, up until the age of 55. This legislation also includes a one-year window, starting six months from the effective date of the bill (August of 2019) during which victims of any age or time limit can come forward to prosecute their abusers.
With this new law in place, it may be time for you to call a compassionate and experienced New York, NY child sexual abuse victims lawyer.
To find out how these changes in legislation may affect you and your right to seek compensation for yourself or a family member, contact the dedicated team at Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C. for a free case evaluation with no obligation. If you were sexually abused as a child in New York City or anywhere in New York State, we have a highly rated child sexual abuse lawyer that may be right for you and your particular case.
New York City and NY State used to be among the worst states for taking care of the needs of child sexual abuse victims but with this new legislation, New York is now one of the states whose laws are more understanding of the difficulties child sexual abuse victims face when trying to deal with their abuse as they reach adulthood.