Sexual Assault

Atlanta Sexual Assault Attorney

Johnquel has specialized knowledge in sex crimes. Prior to establishing The Johnquel Neal Firm, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the Special Victims Unit where she specialized in the prosecution of sex crimes against women and children.

Justice is a fundamental right for victims of sexual assault, yet unfortunately, it is not always realized. Many survivors may hesitate to seek legal assistance. If you are ready to take action against your abuser, it is crucial to partner with a sexual assault attorney in Atlanta.

At The Johnquel Neal Firm, we understand the numerous challenges associated with sexual assault cases. Our commitment is to pursue justice for victims of sexual assault, and we will tirelessly work to achieve meaningful results.

What is Sexual Assault?

As per Georgia laws, sexual assault encompasses a range of acts, all sharing the common element of being non-consensual. This can involve non-consensual sexual acts or unwanted touching. Some prevalent types of sexual assault include:

  • Fondling
  • Unwanted touching
  • Groping
  • Rape
  • Penetration
  • Child enticing

Advocating for Justice for Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Georgia

While sexual assault is a physical act, its impact extends to the psychological realm. While physical injuries may heal, the lasting psychological wounds can significantly affect a victim’s relationships with family and friends. After you’ve experienced harm, you may be grappling with:

  • Persistent and severe anxiety and depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and recurring nightmares
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Difficulty concentrating or working, potentially leading to unemployment and income loss
  • Withdrawal from school, activities, and personal relationships
  • Substantial expenses from medical or counseling bills
  • Fear of intimacy

Our commitment is to navigate the legal landscape to ensure justice and compensation for survivors of sexual abuse, recognizing the enduring toll it takes on their lives.

How To Take Legal Action

There are two primary avenues for pursuing legal action against an individual accused of sexual abuse. The first involves contacting the police filing criminal charges, where a court may hold the assailant accountable if there is enough evidence supporting your claim. This accountability may result in penalties such as fines and jail time.

Once you contact the police and report the incident to the authorities, state prosecutors will assume responsibility, locating and apprehending the alleged criminal and pressing charges accordingly.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

In addition to pursuing criminal charges, you can initiate civil action. This entails filing a personal injury claim, enabling you to seek damages for the incident.

You may receive a settlement for damages to include mental anguish, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other expenses. Civil cases do not impose the same stringent burden of proof as criminal cases, meaning the likelihood of achieving a favorable outcome is increased. Whether or not criminal charges are successful, pursuing a civil claim remains an option. The Johnquel Neal Firm can help you navigate your options and lead you down the best path towards retribution.


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