How Does the Government Claims Act Help California Sexual Abuse Survivors?
Senator Jim Beall’s current legislation is aimed to answer all questions about how long a childhood sexual abuse victim has to file a claim against a public body and seek justice in the civil courts. The bill, also known as SB 1053, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Beall believes that “since many abusers manage to escape prosecution, the ability of victims to file a civil case should be protected and serve as a deterrent to the perpetuation of abuse by those who would shield the abusers from justice.” What Does California Bill SB 1053 Entail? In 2008, the California … Read More
What Are California’s Sexual Abuse Laws?
Crimes that are referred to as sexual assault are usually prosecuted through California’s sexual assault, or sexual battery, laws and regulations. These laws disallow nonconsensual touching of another person’s private parts or sexual organs. In order to prove a case of sexual battery or assault, the prosecutor will have to establish a few elements under California law. As a California native, it is beneficial to have an overview of California’s sexual assault laws if you are ever caught in a legal assault situation. How Is a Sexual Battery Case in California Proven? The defendant touched the victim’s intimate parts while … Read More