What To Do If Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault

Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault?

A false allegation of sexual assault is devastating - it is simply a nightmare scenario for anyone. Unfortunately, there are many situations and circumstances that can lead to this horrible scenario: consensual contact that is now being mischaracterized as sexual assault after the fact; misidentification by an alleged victim; or even malicious intent on the part of the alleged victim. An attorney with years of experience handling these cases has probably seen almost every scenario.

What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused.

If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, you need to start protecting yourself and planning for your defense as soon as you suspect you are being investigated. It is quite natural to believe that if you didn't do it, you will be found innocent of the charges after an investigation or after you have been able to "tell your side of the story." Unfortunately, defending oneself from these types of allegations is rarely, if ever, as easy as that. You will need to deal with these allegations head on, regardless of your opinion of the merits of any charges against you. One thing that you should not do under any circumstance is to agree to speak to the police without having a lawyer present.

You must begin by retaining an experienced criminal lawyer who can help you through the process of defending yourself at all stages of the proceedings. Review your rights with the attorney before speaking with anyone involving the case, including police investigators or other possible witnesses to the alleged events.

Start documenting your experience and interactions with the accuser. Try to remember and write down as many details as possible, including dates of events. Compile a list of possible witnesses to the alleged events, or other interactions you may have had with the accuser - but do not let your notes fall into anyone else's hands. Plan for costs of the defense. Investigators may need to be hired, psychological tests may need to be ordered and administered, and general discovery will need to occur. An experienced attorney will walk you through this process and will provide you the zealous advocacy you will need to protect yourself and your future.

Attorney Yannetti and his associates have handled hundreds of these cases. They understand how to build a strong defense against these types of criminal charges. All former prosecutors, the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm understands how the prosecution approaches these types of charges and will use this knowledge to help you protect your rights and your future.

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