Sexual Violence And Rape

Stephanie Cagnet Myron is a premiere victim’s rights attorney with experience fighting for the justice that sexual assault victims deserve. She is a member of the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County and also a member of the Palm Beach County Sexual Assault Response Team. This involvement provides victims with a coordinated comprehensive response to victims of sexual assault.

Sexual violence could range from something as simple as someone uncomfortably brushing up against you to forced penetration and rape. No matter what you did before this happened to you, sexual assault is never something you caused. It can be one of life’s most traumatic experiences, and we are here to help get you through it.

dollarphotoclub_84267634(2)If you or someone you know has been a victim of rape, call law enforcement immediately. Police will begin investigating and will bring you to get a medical exam. Go to your nearest emergency room within 72 hours. Your local hospital can also get a criminal case started and ensure that as much evidence as possible is collected to help identify and prosecute your attacker. Before you get to the hospital, you should avoid taking a shower, douching, eating, or changing your clothes. Bring an extra change of clothes in case your clothes contain critical evidence.

If you are in Palm Beach County, you can contact the Victim Services SART Center at (561) 625-2595, the 24/7 Rape Crisis Violent Crime Hotline at (561) 833-7273, or toll free at (866) 891-7273. This can put you in contact with victim advocates and will provide additional information on services available to you.

You Have Options

Even if you’re not sure if you want to prosecute, you can have a limited forensic medical exam. The exam can help you sort out your feelings and decide whether you want to prosecute. Even if you are not sure you want to prosecute, it is important to gather the evidence so that you are prepared if you decide to go forward with your case.

Even if you have begun a criminal case, Stephanie Cagnet Myron can help you get justice simultaneously through a civil case. Stephanie will stand up to your attacker and give you the strength you need to get through this. We recognize this may be one of the most difficult decisions you ever make, but we’re confident we can help you get your sense of power back.

Contact us by calling (561) 877-0230 to speak with Stephanie today.