Victims of Sexual Assault Get Justice in Civil Courts

Victims of sexual assault can recover damages even though the attacker was not convicted in a criminal court, according to Steven Sweat, a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles who represents victims of sexual attacks.
In today’s video, Sweat points out that the burden of proof in civil cases is lower — a preponderance of the evidence — as opposed to the higher standard in the criminal system, which is proof beyond reasonable doubt.


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