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What if someone is falsely accused of a Sexual Crime?

The most common mistake that people make when accused of a sexual crime is that they do not take any action. Instead, they assume that the police will drop the charges on their own or that the accusation will fade over time if they do not react; however this is not the case. It is very important that you take the right action as soon as you are notified of being accused of such a crime. Under no conditions you should talk to the police or any social agency representative without the presence of your legal attorney.

Sometimes the police or agency employee might tell you that they just want to ask a couple of casual questions. If that is the case, you should politely refuse to answer any question without the presence of your lawyer. This is because they are actually looking for evidence even while having casual conversation with you and anything that you say can be used against you in the court of law. If you already have some communication with the local authorities, you must cease it as soon as possible and hire an attorney so that things can be legalized.

You must have full faith in your attorney; tell him or her all the details of the event you are being accused of. Hiding things will only get you in more trouble and will decrease your chances of being proven innocent. If your attorney asks you not to discuss your case with friends and family members, you should abide by the rule because in situations like these, it is hard to judge who is actually sincere with you and who is just pretending to care.

While choosing an attorney, you must go for the one who has specialized experience about sexual crime cases. Not all the criminal defense lawyers have such credentials; the experience of your attorney can be a ray of hope for you especially if you have a complicated case. Act aggressively as soon as you are notified of such a false accusation but make sure that you channel your aggression on the right side i.e. in finding a good sex crimes defense lawyer by taking immediate action. Your interaction with the police and other government agencies should be minimal and you should try your best to discuss all your moves with your attorney. Acting independently can cost you your freedom, so try to avoid it. Lastly, do not freak out, understand the situation and act sensibly. Remember that you have done nothing wrong so the other party will have to work really hard to make up their false case into a solid one.

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