Cruise Ship Rape Can Be Prosecuted: What You Need to Know

Lipcon, Marguiles, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A

Cautious cruisers look at the crime statistics for Cruise Ships before picking their line. When they do, it is understandable, that what they find may shock them. For although the cruise industry likes to paint the image that, Cruises are safe, there is simply not enough data to support this claim.

Every cruise ship rape lawyer on our team knows that rape and sexual assault are the most commonly reported crimes at sea. The frequency with which these cases occur is far greater than anyone likes and although it may be, true that Cruising offer passengers a lower crime rate than what they would find on land we know that many incidents go unreported.

The Laws Can Be Complex

Often, victims of rape and sexual assault do not know that the perpetrator of the crime is prosecutable. This is understandable, as the laws regarding prosecuting this particular type of case can be challenging to grasp. Multiple variables, such as the location of the ship when the crime took place and the nationality of the victim, can have an impact on the ability of your attorney to help you navigate your legal situation.

Adding to the notion that perpetrators are not accountable is the fact that local criminal law enforcement is unreliable when it comes to responding to reports of rape and sexual assault. Therefore, in many cases, despite the victim reporting the crime, there is no guarantee that law enforcement at the next port of call will do anything to help ensure the perpetrator faces the legal consequences of his actions.

This in itself can be disheartening for individuals seeking justice, and may in fact lead to fewer individuals reporting their cases in the future.

LMAW, PA Obtains Justice for Victims

Fortunately, this does not have to be the case. In fact, when you bring your legal matter to a team of experienced attorneys with a record of accomplishments like ours, you can rest assured that your case will get the utmost care and dedication. We realize you are struggling under the weight of intense emotions and other stresses and we will do everything in our power to ease those that we can.

Our firm frequently renders legal commentary to local and national news, situating us as a leader in the world of maritime law. Given our experience with the issues surrounding cruise ship rape, we know how to handle the many twists and turns that are you will encounter during your ordeal.

We stand by our mission of integrity first, compassion and excellence in all we do. This means that we are prepared to fight for our clients until their case is resolved. There is no excuse for the perpetrator’s behavior, and you should be able to rest assured that they and those that enabled their actions face the consequences of doing so.

Therefore, if you have questions about your situation and are ready to take the next step, we are ready to help. Do not hesitate to contact us.