Abuse Of Authority

Most of us are taught to respect authority figures from a young age. And most of the time, that is a safe and smart thing to do.

Unfortunately, some people in a position of authority use their power to control and manipulate others. Sometimes, that involves sexual abuse or assault.

Grewal Law PLLC represents sexual abuse survivors throughout the U.S. Let's look at a few examples of authority figures who may abuse their power:

  • Police: Police officers are in a position of power, and that power can be abused when someone is in custody. Victims may feel powerless against law enforcement officers, making for a very dangerous situation.
  • Medical providers: We count on doctors and other medical providers to diagnose and treat medical conditions. No patient should ever have to consider the possibility of sexual misconduct by a doctor, but sadly, this is a reality.
  • Educators: Teachers, professors and other educators spend a lot of time with their students. Sexual misconduct can occur in elementary schools, junior high, high school, college and beyond.

There are many other examples of sexual abuse by authority figures.

Unfortunately, asymmetrical power dynamics can create a dangerous environment. When certain people hold these authority positions, the consequences can be dangerous and life-changing. Given the unequal power structure between the abuser and the victim, it can seem difficult or impossible for the victim to speak out.

At Grewal Law PLLC, we understand how difficult this can be, even after significant time has passed. If someone in a position of power has taken advantage of you, whether the incident happened recently or years ago, you deserve justice.

Contact Us To Find Out How We Can Help

We invite you to contact us to learn how we can help you. Your consultation is completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to hire us. We have helped hundreds of sexual abuse survivors in the past, and we hope that we have the opportunity to help you.