Pornographic or Sex Based Harassment Online Lawyer

Let’s get this one out of the way. There is never ANY reason to send an unsolicited photo of your nude body. We don’t care if you’re just doing it for laughs. It doesn’t matter if you think you can reasonably assume the other person is willing. And we plan to sue you for it under the laws of negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress- especially if your victim is a minor.

Even if it’s with someone who’s already given prior consent or has expressed interest in receiving your lewd pic, you still can’t know where in the world they are at the moment you decide to surprise them with some unrequested junk.

The justice system can be very hard on brave women who come forward. And it may request you to have to relive darkest days. We have worked with women (and men) who have come forward to face their accuser and sometimes those who protected or enabled an attack- whether cyber or real life. 

We are proud to help victims fight back for by suing for money damages, punitive damages and making sure prosecutors have what they need. Direct actions against predators and enablers who carelessly hire, train, supervise and retain them are a must. We must stop these monsters in their tracks.

Under Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. For more information on hiring a personal injury attorney, contact us!

Legal Advice for Pornographic or Sex Based Harassment Online Cases

Is there a Rape Help Line I can call?

Yes. Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

What do I do after an assault?

There is not one way for a sexual assault survivor to react in the immediate aftermath of an assault. For some, they may react to the assault or rape immediately. Others may have a delayed reaction. How you are affected, and for how long, will depend on many different factors: the circumstances and nature of the assault, the identity of the assailant, the response of relatives and friends, and your life experience.

Options include reporting it to a friend, parent, police or other safe person. We are here to help when the time is right for you.

 

What damages can we recover?

Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. 

We will seek to recover FULL economic AND non-economic damages. Economic damages are typically the things you can put in a calculator, like medical bills and lost wages- past and future.

We will also seek to recover for non-economic damages, which include damages as the result of any bodily injury sustained by Plaintiff and any resulting pain and suffering disability or physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience or loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life experienced in the past or to be experienced in the future. (Florida Standard Jury Instruction, See 501.2).

How is consent defined in Florida?

Consent” means intelligent, knowing, and voluntary consent and does not include coerced submission. “Consent” shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the alleged victim to offer physical resistance to the offender. Florida Statutes § 794.011.

At what age is a person able to consent?

18 years old. Florida Statutes §§ 794.011; 794.05.

Does consciousness impact the victim’s ability to consent?

Yes, “physically helpless” means unconscious, asleep, or for any other reason physically unable to communicate unwillingness to an act. Florida Statutes § 794.011.

A person that is physically helpless may not be able to provide intelligent, knowing, and voluntary consent.

Does intoxication impact the victim’s ability to consent?

Yes, “mentally incapacitated” means temporarily incapable of appraising or controlling a person’s own conduct due to the influence of a narcotic, anesthetic, or intoxicating substance administered without his or her consent. Florida Statutes § 794.011.

A person that is physically helpless may not be able to provide intelligent, knowing, and voluntary consent.

Commercial Liability Insurance / Homeowners Insurance

Determining commercial liability policies or homeowners liability insurance policies are the first part of any serious injury claim. It is the benefit available to you and we want to make sure every penny is available to you It covers both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are typically the things you can put in a calculator, like medical bills and lost wages- past and future.

We will also seek to recover for non-economic damages, which include damages as the result of any bodily injury sustained by Plaintiff and any resulting pain and suffering disability or physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience or loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life experienced in the past or to be experienced in the future. (Florida Standard Jury Instruction, See 501.2).

How do I pick a lawyer?

Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason -and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully.

Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and wrongful death cases and should stick to what they know. Other lawyers are just too young and inexperienced to be able earn the respect of insurance companies or have never tried a case by themselves. Insurance companies hire experienced lawyers on their side. You should, too. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

Pick:

  • (1) A Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. It’s the Bar’s gold standard.
  • (2) Pick a lawyer who has been to trial and achieved multiple million dollar verdicts. The insurance companies know.’
  • (3) Stay away from the TV advertisers. They pay for those ads by settling cases.
What is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer?

Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.

John is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. The Bar certifies lawyers who pass a full day examination and undergo extra training and who have a documented history of going to trial and good peer reviews. If you are paying the same contingency fee, we’d recommend hiring a Board Certified lawyer. It makes a difference.

Does the relationship between the victim and actor impact the victim’s ability to consent?

A person cannot consent to sexual activity with a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer, who is certified or is an elected official exempt from such certification or any other person in a position of control or authority in a probation, community control, controlled release, detention, custodial, or similar setting, and such officer, official, or person is acting in such a manner as to lead the victim to reasonably believe that the offender is in a position of control or authority as an agent or employee of government. Florida Statutes § 794.011(5)(e)(7).

A person less than 18 years of age cannot consent to engage in conduct which would constitute sexual battery with a person who is in a position of familial or custodial authority. Florida Statutes § 794.011 (8).

Sexual battery” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. Florida Statutes § 794.011 (1)(h).

What You Need to Know About Your First Appointment With Us

All initial appointments are free. All appointments are confidential. You will sit down with a lawyer and discuss your issues and how we can help. If a lawyer doesn’t meet with you on day one, you have hired the wrong law firm.

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DO NOT BRING: Any money or retainer.

All injury cases are done on contingency. That means, we are not paid until the end of your case and are paid only IF we recover something. You do not have to pay us if we don’t win.

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BRING: Any Incident or Arrest Report, Exchange of Information or Photos

Bring anything you have to the initial appointment. We will make a copy and then return it to you.

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BRING: Any Relevant Medical History

We keep all of your information secured and private. We need your medical information to make an injury claim. Do not worry if you do not have it. We will get it from your doctors and others.

Committed to Justice.™

Verdicts & Settlements

This is just a sample of our recent verdicts and settlements.

Do not hire a lawyer who has never been to trial. We try our own cases. Less experienced lawyers will bring another lawyer “if” it goes to trial. We do not recommend this strategy. You choose your lawyers and will actually pay less in the long run to choose wisely now. We are a smart choice.

$495,123,680

Jury Verdict: Duval County (2019). Wrongful Death by Shooting in Motor Vehicle. Punitive Damages Awarded.

$1,100,000

Jury Verdict: Alachua County (2012). Vehicle Negligence by Coca-Cola. Caused Laser Spine Surgery and Pain.

$2,600,000

Jury Verdict: Volusia County (2014). Vehicle Negligence by Volusia County Beach Patrol Caused Injuries.

$912,664

Jury Verdict: Duval County (2017). RSD / CRPS Caused by Negligent Driver of Motor Vehicle who Ran Stop Sign.

A prospective client’s individual facts and circumstances may differ from the above matters; results vary by case.

$1,750,000

Settlement: Martin County (2015). Multiple Surgeries Caused by Outback Employee Negligence.

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