Child Victims Act (S.809) Blogged By Jeff Herman

Senate Bill (S.809) in New York State is gaining support from a famous 80’s teen actor. Corey Feldman, who is lending his voice to “New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators” is trying to bring attention to a bill that will affect the civil and criminal limitations of sexual abuse in New York State.

 

Jeff Herman is a successful attorney in Boca Raton Fl, is famous for settling a 100-Million-Dollar Case back in 2011 involving the sexual abuse of a child by a Roman Catholic Priest Father Neil Doherty blogged about the support that Senate Bill (S.809) has been receiving by Mr. Feldman. Mr.Feldman has teamed up with USA volleyball player Sarah Powers-Barnhard to lend their support in supporting Senate Bill (S.809).

 

Senator Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, is supporting bill (S.809) which would illuminate the criminal and civil statutes of limitations for all child sexual abuse cases in New York state. This would do away with the 5-year criminal limitations once a victim turned 18 years of age. At current time, once a victim has turned 18 they would only have a 5-year window until the age of 23 to report the crime and the possibility of charges being filed. Current civil law only allows civil action to be taken up to a five-year window as well. Bill (S.809) will extend this window for both criminal and civil action in order to protect the victims.

 

Mr. Herman has practiced civil law for more than 25 years is in strong support of illuminating the current statutes of limitations and is in support of more victims’ rights. Mr. Herman is currently licensed to practice law in Florida and in New York, so the change in the law would have a direct affect in his potential business.

 

He founded Jeff Herman Law and made its watchword “VOICE FOR VICTIMS.” The first case he represented involved an autistic child of preschool age, whose parents suspected unfair play toward their child at school.

 

Current opinion polls show that 90.6 of New Yorkers support the bill. It will be interesting to see if public opinion and the support of famous 80’s actor, Corey Feldman, will be enough to bring this bill to the senate floor and receive support from Senate Republicans. Read This Article for more information.

 

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