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Child Molestation Criminal vs. Civil Lawsuits

Talk to a Utah child molestation lawyer who knows the law and can help you

Dealing with a child molestation case in Utah? Not sure what to do from a legal standpoint? Some people might be encouraging you to file a civil lawsuit. You might also hear talk about a criminal lawsuit related to your sexual abuse and assault case. That’s why it’s important to talk to a Utah child molestation attorney who knows the law and can explain all your available options.

At the Andrus Law Firm in Salt Lake City, we know what we’re doing because we have been doing this work for more than three decades. We’re familiar with Utah’s laws. We understand how the legal system works. We have the case results to prove it. Talk to attorney Randy M. Andrus about your case. He and his legal team – including his wife, Cynthia, -- want to help you.

The difference between criminal and civil lawsuits

There are several important differences between criminal lawsuits and civil lawsuits when it comes to child molestation cases in Utah.

  • Civil child molestation lawsuits can be filed by you in order to obtain financial compensation for any financial loses you or your family may have suffered due to your child molestation case.
  • Criminal child molestation lawsuits can only be filed by the government against the person who molested you or a family member. These lawsuits are filed in order to punish the offender and sentence them to prison time, probation or community service.

Filing a lawsuit is a major decision under any circumstances. That’s why we want to meet with you and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

You have rights. We can fight for them. Schedule your confidential consultation.

Some people are reluctant to file a civil child molestation lawsuit. It is important to remember that there is often a significant financial impact in these cases. Obtaining financial compensation also sends a strong, clear message that this behavior will not be tolerated, especially if the person who molested you or your child works for a large institution.

Take the first step. Learn more about your rights. Contact our Salt Lake City law firm and schedule your free consultation. We can meet with you in our office or wherever you feel comfortable talking. Anything you say to Utah child molestation attorney Randy M. Andrus during your consultation will remain private and confidential. We promise.

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