Criminal vs Civil Cases after Sexual Assault or Rape

Play Video

Attorney Jeb Butler is here to explain the difference between criminal and civil cases!
*****************************************************
SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/773CNAQUtSs
*****************************************************
__________________________________________
We Have Four Locations to Serve You
Atlanta, GA
Butler Kahn
10 Lenox Pointe
Atlanta, GA 30324
https://butlerfirm.com/
——–
Lawrenceville, GA
Butler Kahn
154 Stone Mountain Street, Suite 250
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
https://butlerfirm.com/lawrenceville-…
——–
Roswell, GA
Butler Kahn
1255 Canton Street, Suite E
Roswell, GA 30075
https://butlerfirm.com/roswell-injury…
——–
Jonesboro, GA
Butler Kahn
21 Lee Street, Suite 250
Jonesboro, GA 30236
https://butlerfirm.com/jonesboro-inju…
——-
► The difference between criminal and civil cases can be confusing, and I think that trips up a lot of survivors of sexual assault or rape. Here are the key differences.
► A criminal case is usually about prison time for the attacker. It’s not about compensation for the victim, although there may be some of that., There could be a little bit of money in something called restitution, and there could be some closure for the victim or for the survivor. But in the main, a criminal case is about putting the attacker in jail. Second, a criminal case is brought by a prosecutor, either for the state or federal government. In other words, it is the government who is driving that case. The government decides whether to bring it. The government decides what to do with the case once it has been brought. We talk with a lot of survivors who are frustrated at the governmental reaction to their cases. They say the police won’t do anything, the prosecutor won’t bring the case. And sometimes, unfortunately, that is true. That’s a governmental decision, and there’s not anything we can do about that.
► But let’s talk about civil cases. Civil cases are different. Civil cases are what our law firm brings. A civil case usually seeks financial compensation, that is money for the survivor of the sexual assault or rape. And importantly, a civil case is something that is brought by the survivor, usually with the help of a lawyer or law firm. That’s what we do.

JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/butlerfirmllc
TWITTER LINK: https://twitter.com/Butler_Firm
INSTAGRAM LINK: https://www.instagram.com/butler_law_firm/
LINKEDIN LINK: https://www.linkedin.com/company/butlerfirm/

SEE OUR REVIEWS
GOOGLE REVIEWS: https://search.google.com/local/reviews?placeid=ChIJoR24iRoG9YgRSH8GpDMLiMQ
FACEBOOK REVIEWS: https://www.facebook.com/butlerfirmllc/reviews/

Check out our previous video: https://youtu.be/pKwluHh6_Uw

Get a Free Consultation

Free Consultation

"*" indicates required fields

Agree To Terms*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Contact Us Now For Legal Help

car fire
$150 Million Landmark Wrongful Death Verdict

Butler Kahn secured a $150 million jury verdict against Chrysler for the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a devastating crash in Georgia. Our firm held the giant automaker accountable for Remington Walden’s death and for failing to warn the public about dangers associated with its Jeep Grand Cherokee. Learn More