The Child Victims Act reformed and modernized New York’s laws to make it easier for future childhood sexual abuse victims to hold their abusers criminally and civilly responsible. However, one of the provisions of the Child Victims Act states that on August 14th, 2019, adult survivors of sexual abuse have a one-year window to make a civil case against their former abusers.
While many people will be accused of heinous crimes, civil defense is possible.
The Burden of Proof in Civil Lawsuits
In a criminal case, the State must prove that the defendant is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” However, in a civil lawsuit the victim must prove that it is more likely than not that the defendant is liable for the stated action.
Therefore, civil suits are much easier to win than criminal cases.
For this reason, anyone facing a civil lawsuit for sexual abuse should hire experienced defense.
Civil Defense Is Possible
Every person has the right to defend their case in court, and this includes those who are named in civil sex cases. While many law firms are interested in representing the alleged victims of abuse, The Law Office of Eric K. Schillinger wants to represent the accused. Attorney Eric Schillinger has years of experience defending the rights of the criminally accused, and he is more than ready to stand by those who are now civilly accused of sex crimes.
Are you looking for a strong civil defense? Call (518) 413-0889 now for a free consultation for your case.