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Arizona State University Sexual Assault Attorney

Survivors of sexual assault deserve justice, but on college campuses, assailants too often escape accountability. Estey & Bomberger, LLP is committed to standing alongside survivors from Arizona State University (ASU), guiding them through the legal process with authority and sensitivity. 

We recognize the complexities that survivors navigate—not just against their assailants but against institutions that may have shielded such misconduct. If you need legal support, we urge you to schedule a free consultation and learn how our firm can help you seek justice.

Why Choose the Attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP?

  • For years, our attorneys have advocated for the rights of sexual assault victims. We work with forensic experts, victim advocates, counselors, and more to ensure that we meet all of our clients’ needs.
  • We treat every client with the respect and dignity that they deserve. Your lawyer will be available to you throughout your case to answer any questions, provide case updates, and connect you with the support and resources that you deserve.
  • To help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe any legal fees unless our attorneys recover compensation on your behalf.

Options for Justice After a Sexual Assault at ASU

After a sexual assault at ASU, you might find yourself navigating through criminal and civil processes. Criminal actions are initiated by the state to prosecute the accused based on violating state laws, potentially leading to penalties such as imprisonment. 

Civil actions, on the other hand, are lawsuits filed by the survivor against the perpetrator and possibly other parties, like institutions, for damages resulting from the assault. These lawsuits aim to recover compensation for the survivor rather than impose criminal sanctions on the perpetrator. 

By filing this type of claim, you can recover compensation to address multiple types of damages, such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Emotional distress
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Counseling and therapy costs

Your Rights as a Survivor of Sexual Assault

As a survivor of sexual violence in Arizona, you are entitled to comprehensive rights and protections. The Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act of 2016 supports sexual assault survivors by ensuring access to a forensic medical examination free of charge, preservation of rape kits for at least 20 years, and clear communication regarding the rights and policies related to the evidence.

H.R.5578 – Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act of 2016

(Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish statutory rights for sexual assault survivors, including the right to: (1) not be prevented from receiving a forensic medical examination and not be charged for an examination; (2) have a sexual assault evidence collection kit (i.e., a rape kit) preserved for 20 years or the maximum applicable statute of limitations, whichever is shorter; (3) receive written notification prior to destruction or disposal of a rape kit; and (4) be informed of these rights and policies.

Article 2, Section 2.1 of the Arizona Constitution also outlines a comprehensive bill of rights, guaranteeing victims the right to be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity throughout the criminal justice process. These include the following:

Article 2, Section 2.1. Victims’ bill of rights

(A) To preserve and protect victims’ rights to justice and due process, a victim of crime has a right:

  1. To be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse, throughout the criminal justice process.
  2. To be informed, upon request, when the accused or convicted person is released from custody or has escaped.
  3. To be present at and, upon request, to be informed of all criminal proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present.
  4. To be heard at any proceeding involving a post-arrest release decision, a negotiated plea, and sentencing.
  5. To refuse an interview, deposition, or other discovery request by the defendant, the defendant’s attorney, or other person acting on behalf of the defendant.

Why You Need a Sexual Assault Attorney on Your Side

If you want to pursue legal action against an assailant, you need a lawyer who can fight for your rights and help you secure the compensation that you deserve. At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, our attorneys provide knowledgeable support to ensure justice.

Our lawyers will work diligently to secure the maximum compensation possible for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. We offer compassionate representation, treating you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.

Our attorneys are proficient in the complexities of both state and federal laws regarding sexual assault, making sure that your case is handled accurately and effectively. Understanding the importance of confidentiality, we will prioritize your privacy and work discreetly to protect your identity and personal information every step of the way.

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The Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault Lawsuits in Arizona

In Arizona, the statute of limitations for filing a sexual assault lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the assault. However, this timeframe can vary depending on specific case details, such as the survivor’s age at the time of the assault or the discovery of harm. 

Arizona Revised Statutes section 12-542. Injury to person; injury when death ensues; injury to property; conversion of property; forcible entry and forcible detainer; two year limitation

Except as provided in section 12-551 there shall be commenced and prosecuted within two years after the cause of action accrues, and not afterward, the following actions:

  1. For injuries done to the person of another including causes of action for medical malpractice as defined in section 12-561.

It is crucial to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your right to recovery. Estey & Bomberger, LLP can provide timely legal advice and ensure that your claim is filed within the appropriate deadlines, safeguarding your options for compensation.

Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation Today

Facing the aftermath of a sexual assault at Arizona State University can feel overwhelming, but you do not have to go through it alone. The school system sexual abuse attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can stand beside you, providing the expertise and support that you need to hold the assailant accountable. 

Our firm is committed to advocating for survivors, striving to secure the justice and compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today at (800) 260-7197 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case in confidence.