If you got anSTD from someone and they did not tell you, can you file charges on them?

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If you got anSTD from someone and they did not tell you, can you file charges on them?

Asked on January 10, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arizona

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Good question. If you received a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from a person, possibly you can have a criminal complaint filed against the person who supposedly gave you the disease after you first make a police report about the incident. However, most likely the district attorney's office will decline to file a criminal charge with respect to the matter you are writing about feeling that the matter is more of a civil issue as opposed to a criminal issue.

Given this, you might consider consulting with a personal injury attorney regarding whether or not you have a basis for filing a personal injury lawsuit.


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