Advocating For Survivors Of Campus And School Assault And Those Wrongfully Accused Of Assault
If you have been the victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or discrimination, at a school, college, or university, or you have been wrongfully charged, you deserve to fight for your rights – and often, you need the help of a lawyer to do so. The Law Office of Carla DiMare, located in San Diego County, fights for victims (victim is what happened to you, it is not your identity), as well as those who are falsely accused.
Attorney Carla DiMare is experienced and understands the complexities and difficulties of these cases. She will work closely with you to help win your case. She has successfully handled cases throughout California. With her, you will get the personal attention you need and deserve.
What Should I Do If I Am Assaulted On My Campus?
It is normal to feel frightened, overwhelmed and confused after a sexual assault. However, if you can, try to follow these steps:
- After a sexual assault, the first thing you should do is get somewhere safe, if possible.
- If you feel comfortable, seek medical attention. This step is important for gathering evidence, including DNA from the perpetrator.
- Consult an attorney who can help you file criminal charges and a Title IX complaint.
By following these steps, you can often significantly strengthen your chances of securing justice in a future civil claim or criminal case.
What Is Title IX?
In 1972, the Department of Education passed Title IX to prevent sex-based discrimination against students enrolled in federally funded education programs. Under Title IX, any college or university that receives federal funding must investigate stalking, sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations. If you suffered any one of these crimes, your school has a legal obligation to investigate your claim. If not, it could lose its federal funding.
Conversely, schools sometimes take an approach that is too zealous, which results in the punishment of students who were wrongfully accused. If you face false accusations of sexual misconduct, Ms. DiMare can defend you during the Title IX investigation.
Reach Out To An Ally You Can Trust
For a college campus sexual assault and Title IX lawyer that you can trust, contact the Law Office of Carla DiMare, today. To learn more about Ms. DiMare’s services and to receive a free consultation, call 858-775-0707 or send her an email.