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Five Things To Do When You Are Falsely Accused Of Sexual Abuse
Sexual assault is terrible. But being falsely accused of it is just as bad; and being false accused of these offenses can be so easy. Frequently it just takes one person’s word, and then you are charged in a she said/he said situation. What do you do? How do you show that you did not do this? How do you prove a negative? It’s important that you know what to do in the event that this happens to you. Here are five important things to keep in mind if you ever find yourself falsely accused of a sex crime.
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Even though you have been falsely accused of sexual abuse, you need to be careful. Yes, it’s hard. You know you aren’t guilty, and you want to talk to EVERYONE and tell them you’re innocent – like friends, family, co-workers, CPS, and most importantly the police. Stop! Shut up! Do NOT talk – to anyone! Do not answer questions, do not try to offer an innocent explanation, and DO NOT APOLOGIZE. The phone call from your ex-wife, the girl you met at the bar last night, the father of your daughter’s BFF, or whoever is accusing you is likely a controlled call – that means the police are listening and recording it, and apologies are twisted into confessions by the police and prosecution.
Establish a Timeline
Having an attorney who is a specialist and highly experienced in sexual assault cases, especially when it comes to representing those who have been falsely accused of such a crime, is an important first step in seeing a successful result for you in the end.
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Take the time to sit down and establish a timeline of the alleged events in writing. Begin from the first day and end at the current day, being sure to include as much detail as you can remember. Collaborate it any way you can, and as many different ways as you can. Do you have witnesses? Texts? Social media posts? Missed/made phone calls? Selfies? Pictures? Do NOT assume this information will remain available to you forever. This type of documentation will be an extremely useful tool to include as part of your defense, and can mean the difference between winning and losing, or freedom and prison.
Talk to your lawyer about testing
Talk to your lawyer about testing that could possibly help to prove your innocence, or disprove the allegation against you. You may first consider a polygraph, to verify you’re telling the truth. Maybe psychological testing or a sex offender risk assessment could be helpful. Certain medical tests could support you in the right case. It all depends on the unique facts of your case. So speak to your lawyer about how you can help establish or verify your innocence anyway you can.
Compose a List of Witnesses
As soon as the allegation surfaces, take the time to compose a list of witnesses who can corroborate your version of events and can help to prove that you are not guilty of the sexual abuse crimes you’re being accused of committing. You should always be sure to include the following information about the witnesses:
- Phone Number
- Place of Employment
- Brief Biography
- What They Can Testify To
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If you have been arrested or accused of sexual assault, our team of sex crime lawyers are ready to help defend your rights and protect your future. We understand the life-changing nature of these types of allegations. We never judge or assume; rather, we immediately start to try and determine the best way to win that case. We do that while providing our clients with the empathetic and compassionate guidance they need to get through this difficult time.
We have won the majority of the many cases we have defended at trial, and can use our extensive experience and experience to help you as well. Do not wait for the police or prosecutors to make the first move. Speak with our Southfield defense team now, and allow us to put our knowledge, skill, and expertise to good use.
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