Please contact our firm serving the greater Stockton area. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, our attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your suffering.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
Organized religion is among the world’s most sacred institutions, eliciting the trust and respect of millions of people searching for community and spiritual guidance. When church leaders violate the confidence of the people they have been appointed to counsel, they commit an egregious crime against the individual victim as well as the entire congregation. Drivon, Turner & Waters has helped bring to light many of the sexual abuse cases that have occurred in the Catholic church over the past several decades, both in California and across the nation. Please contact our Stockton office if you or a loved one has been the victim of clergy sexual abuse. Our attorneys will help you seek justice for the violations you have suffered.
Sexual abuse is one of the most fundamental violations of a person’s civil rights. Knowing how this crime affects the lives of victims and their families, our Stockton firm is committed to obtaining compensation for sexual abuse. The attorneys at Drivon, Turner & Waters have helped numerous victims gain remittances for the crimes committed against them. In fact, Larry Drivon played a pivotal roll in lifting California’s statute of limitations for one year in 2002. This temporary lift allowed several California residents to press charges against priests who had subjected them to horrifying abuse, even for crimes committed decades before. Previously, the church had been protected by California’s statute of limitations, which required a plaintiff to file a complaint within three years of recognizing that his or her abuse had caused significant mental and emotional anguish. This is referred to as the delayed discovery of injury, meaning that the statute of limitations does not take effect directly after the injury (which may occur at a very young age), but rather when the victim recognizes the damage done.
Currently, the statute of limitations in California has resumed for victims of clergy sexual abuse, which is why it is so important to contact our attorneys as soon as you have discovered the full extent of your damages. We can evaluate your case and help you determine what recourse you can take against those who have caused you and your family to suffer.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the lifelong repercussions of clergy abuse, please contact Drivon, Turner & Waters in Stockton. Our sexual abuse attorneys have helped hundreds of victims throughout California obtain damages for the physical and emotional trauma they have suffered.