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Potts Law Firm Sexual Assault LawyerThe United States Department of Justice terms “sexual assault” as any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the victim lacks capacity to consent. There also are no limitation as to who can commit these acts. There are many types of sexual assault the most common are unwanted touching, rape, molestation, fondling, and forced sexual acts. It is hard for most people to report sexual assault for one, they may not know it is considered sexual assault, or two, they are scared to report it due to embarrassment. We have lawyers who know how to handle a case that are as sensitive as this. Our attorneys are here to fight for you every step of the way. We believe you and will be here when you are ready to fight.

Frequently Asked Questions
What constitutes consent?

7) Consent —

(A) The term “consent” means a freely given agreement to the conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent. Lack of verbal or physical resistance does not constitute consent. Submission resulting from the use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear also does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating or social or sexual relationship by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the conduct at issue does not constitute consent.

(B) A sleeping, unconscious, or incompetent person cannot consent. A person cannot consent to force causing or likely to cause death or grievous bodily harm or to being rendered unconscious. A person cannot consent while under threat or in fear or under the circumstances described in subparagraph (B) or (C) of subsection (b)(1).

(C) All the surrounding circumstances are to be considered in determining whether a person gave consent.

Who can commit these assaults?


  • Spouse
  • Friend
  • Coworker
  • Stranger
  • Romantic Partner


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