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North Carolina Attorney Defends your Rights as a Victim of Sexual Abuse

Helping you regain control over your future

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we are proud to advocate on behalf of sexual abuse victims in North Carolina. When you retain our services, you gain the support of an experienced legal team that will treat you with compassion and the defendant with aggression. To help you find justice, our lawyers are ready to take the gloves off.

Are you a victim of sexual abuse?

Any time a person coerces another person to engage in a sexual activity or commits a sexual act against another person’s will, it is sexual abuse. Sexual abuse can take many forms, including:

  • Sexual assault: Sexual assault occurs when someone engages in sexual activity with you against your will and by using force, threats of force or a deadly weapon.
  • Sexual Battery: A person is guilty of sexual battery if the person, for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification or sexual abuse, engages in sexual contact with another person through force or who is mentally challenged.
  • Rape/Statutory Rape: Rape is unlawful sexual intercourse with another person without his or her consent. The age of consent in North Carolina is 16. If a person has intercourse with a person younger than 16, he or she may be charged with statutory rape.
  • Child Molestation: A person may be charged with child molestation if he or she engages in sexual activity with a minor usually under the age of 14.
  • Molestation: If you experience unwanted sexual advances from another person, you may be the victim of molestation.
  • Fondling, groping or inappropriate touching: Has someone fondled, groped or touched you in an inappropriate manner? If so, you may take legal action against him or her.
  • Sexual harassment: Do you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment? Contrary to popular belief, sexual harassment is usually not overt. Regardless of how subtle sexual harassment is, it should never be tolerated, especially in the workplace.

While sexual abuse can be committed by a stranger, in many cases sexual abuse is committed by someone the victim already has a relationship with, such as a relative, neighbor, friend, coach, clergy member, doctor, teacher or therapist. All types of sexual abuse, from fondling to sexual assault can lead to extensive psychological damage to the victim. However, when people are abused by someone he or she trust — like a doctor, therapist or clergy member — it makes the experience even more traumatic. It can take years, sometimes a lifetime, for a victim of sexual abuse to recover psychologically from the experience.

Sympathetic support for victims of sexual abuse

If you or someone you love is being sexually abused, let the Lanier Law Group, P.A. fight for you. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys, call us at 855-234-7619 or contact us online. We have 11 offices located in Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Asheville, and Jamestown. You owe us nothing unless you receive a settlement.

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    Raleigh, NC
    207 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 215
    Raleigh, NC 27609
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    Charlotte, NC
    10130 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 110
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    • 1.(704) 341-5558 Tel
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    Jamestown, NC
    4915 Piedmont Pkwy., Suite 104
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
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    Greensboro, NC
    222 S. Swing Road, Suite 6
    Greensboro, NC 27409
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
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    Winston-Salem, NC
    250 Executive Park Boulevard, Suite 107
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    • 1.(336) 760-9996 Tel
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    Durham, NC
    600 S. Duke Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    • 1.(919) 682-2111 Tel
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    Greenville, NC
    108 W. Firetower Road, Suite H
    Greenville, NC 28590
    • 1.(252) 757-7777 Tel
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    Burlington, NC
    2630 Ramada Road
    Burlington, NC 27215
    • 1.(336) 506-1041 Tel
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    Fayetteville, NC
    4200 Morganton Road, Suite 200-15
    Fayetteville, NC 28314
    • 1.(910) 484-3333 Tel
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    Asheville, NC
    603 Biltmore Ave
    Asheville, NC 28801
    • 1.(828) 412-3503 Tel
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    Wilmington, NC
    1213 Culbreth Drive, Suite 120
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    • 1.(910) 256-4445 Tel
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