Sexual Assault and Privacy
Please note: The information on these pages provides general information only. It is not specific legal advice addressing your specific situation. For personal legal advice, contact AVOICE at 1-888-343-4414.
We understand how important your privacy is, and we want to help you stay in control of your private information. If you have talked with a doctor or nurse, a therapist, your school, or your employer, or if you have a criminal case, you have important legal rights.
If you talk with a private attorney (like the attorneys at AVOICE—not a prosecutor) about your legal options, the information you share will stay 100% confidential.
Private Information / Records:
During any legal case, it’s possible for your private information to be revealed. That can include your address, medical/therapy records, and more. However, a lawyer can prevent that from happening. Therefore, it is very important to talk with an attorney at AVOICE (not just the prosecutor) about your privacy options. You can always ask that a pseudonym (false name) be used in the police report and that the court records be sealed. Also, before signing a release or giving private information to a court, police, a defense lawyer, or other officials, be sure to ask who will have access to your information.
Assaults at Work / School / Apartment:
Sometimes, it is appropriate to notify a boss, or another official where the incident occurred. However, you don’t have to give up your privacy rights. A lawyer can help limit the exposure of your private information.
AVOICE lawyers are ready to help you sort out your privacy concerns. When you are ready, contact AVOICE at 1-888-343-4414, Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.