Okabe & Haushalter
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Okabe & Haushalter

Southern California University & College Sexual Assault Attorney

Sex crimes on a college or university campus are a complex matter. Historically, campuses have not been transparent about crimes, perpetrators, or survivors.

If you or a loved one are survivors of sexual assault at a university or college, there is help. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is a leading organization with numerous resources. Peace Over Violence offers emergency services, domestic violence emotional support, and more.

The compassionate Southern California university and college sexual assault attorneys of Okabe & Haushalter are here to offer support and guidance in your time of need. Our lawyers will discreetly protect your rights while providing the aggressive representation you deserve. You can schedule a free consultation by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799.

Sexual Assault on Southern California Universities and College Campuses is Pervasive

Many young adults and teenagers leave home for the first time when attending university or college. With sudden access to freedom, freshmen college students can relish their independence before they are mature enough to handle the consequences.

Alcohol consumption, lack of parental supervision, and newfound liberation can leave teenagers vulnerable to sexual assault. According to RAINN, in the last reporting year:

  • 13% of undergrad students reported rape or sexual assault through force or incapacitation
  • 9.7% of female graduate and professional students experienced sexual assault
  • 2.5% of male graduate and professional students suffered sexual assault
  • 5.8% of all students have reported stalking

Most college campuses and universities have their law enforcement. The complexity of sexual assault cases on campus and the need for transparency often boils down to jurisdiction. Campus police have a crucial role in addressing and responding correctly to sexual assault allegations:

  • 86% of campus law enforcement officials are legally able to make off-campus arrests
  • 70% of campus police have memorandums of understanding with local law enforcement
  • 72% of colleges and universities have a staff member who is solely responsible for survivor response and assistance

How An Experienced Sexual Assault Lawyer Can Help

Many victims of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse are unaware of their options. Reporting sexual battery to your campus or university and the authorities will likely result in a criminal case. However, you have the right to pursue your case in civil court.

Having a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney by your side can ensure your rights are protected. At Okabe & Haushalter, our lawyers handle cases with sensitivity and discretion. We provide our clients with:

  • Responsive and open communication
  • Aggressive representation and dignified advocacy
  • The means to obtain justice civilly, regardless of the success of the criminal case

Consult Our University and College Sexual Assault Attorneys in Southern California Today

At Okabe & Haushalter, our university and college sexual assault attorneys in Southern California are here to help. We understand that sexual battery is all too common on many campuses.

By law, colleges and universities are required to timely and thoroughly investigate any sexual assault and rape complaints. If you believe your campus fails to protect your rights, contact Okabe & Haushalter today. We will fight to recover the damages and provide you the justice you deserve.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate lawyers by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799.