False sexual assault allegations can tarnish reputations, ruin relationships, end businesses and jobs, sever ties with an educational institution and even result in jail time. It is easy to make false accusations and many people do it, whether it’s a child who wants attention or an adult who is seeking revenge. With so much on the line, it is important you know what steps to take in order to protect your rights and clear your name.
- First you should seek proper legal representation if you find yourself on the wrong end of false sexual assault accusations. An attorney can discuss your case, investigate the allegations, and fight on your behalf.
- Next, it’s important to gather any evidence that may be redeeming. That could come in the form of recorded phone calls, text messages or emails that may show the person making the false allegations, telling the truth. You may also have witnesses or photos/videos of the alleged incident that can prove your innocence.
- Also make sure to stay off social media while your case is going on. Anything you say online can and will be found by the opposing attorney, which can be used against you, even if it has nothing to do with the case. In addition, make your social media private to avoid anyone digging up inflammatory comments you made in the past.
- Finally, take the accusations seriously. Talk to your attorney about what you need to do to put yourself in the best position to succeed, whether that means staying away from your accuser or not speaking to the police without your lawyer present.
If you’ve been falsely accused of sexual assault, contact our Kansas City sex crimes attorneys at Rokusek Stein Law, LLC immediately. Our experienced team can evaluate evidence such as DNA, computer and cell phone analysis and witnesses and work on getting your case dismissed.
Call (913) 583-0465 or contact us online today.