I am trying to get some closure following a sexual assault in Colorado a year ago. My case was not dealt with appropriately and I believe my rights as a victim were violated. I don't believe this case was ever brought to the DA. I am just wondering what the time limit is in which the decision could be reversed and he could be charged?
Also, I have been left with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, which are not covered by any insurance or victims assistance because I had to leave the country due to my visa expiring. I know that an option is a civil case, but I have not been able to think this through in my traumatised state. What is the time limit I have to change my mind and seek civil action to have my medical bills paid?
There is no limit on sexual assault against a child for criminal charges, if you were an adult at the time you were victimized then limit is 3 years for felony charges and 18 months for misdemeanor charges. Whether to charge the offender and what level charges will be up to the DA.
If you want to file for civil damages you must file within six years after the event, if you can prove sexual assault, or only one year for simple assault/battery.
I hope this helps.
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