Assembly Bill 218 brings an opportunity for justice for sexual abuse victims

Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard Sexual Abuse Attorneys

For decades, powerful institutions have used legal loopholes to evade accountability by blocking sexual abuse victims from filing lawsuits for justice. But Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) is now the law. It changes everything for thousands of victims who were previously sexually abused or assaulted by teachers, coaches, counselors, janitors, childcare workers, clergy, or bus…

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Changing the Statute of Limitations to Benefit Sex Abuse Victims

The statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse defines the amount of time that a victim can file a lawsuit against a school, daycare center, church, camp, or an organization that fails to protect you. It also establishes the amount of time that you have to bring criminal charges against the person who abused you.…

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Prosecution Time Limits for Sex Abuse Crimes Abolished

There will be no more hiding behind arbitrary time limits, also known as statutes of limitations, for predators who commit sex abuse crimes in California. The Governor signed SB 813, which amends the penal code so that the following sex abuse crimes have no time limits to prosecute: rape; spousal rape; forcible sodomy; molestation of…

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Assemblyman Jim Beall and Molestation Victim Attorney Robert Allard Working to Strengthen California Child Molestation Laws

A Commitment to Enact Child Molestation Laws Favorable to Victims California Assemblyman Jim Beall is announcing proposed legislation that would strengthen California’s child molestation laws. The legislation was introduced with input from child molestation victims’ rights attorney Robert Allard and victims of USA Swimming coaching molestation. If passed, Assembly Bill 1628 would outlaw confidential settlements…

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