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Defending Against Sexual Assault Allegations

Sexual assault allegations are a very serious matter that can dramatically impact the life of the accused. In fact, studies have shown that roughly 10% of rape cases are based on false allegations. This is why it is important to never assume that the accused is guilty when it comes to sexual assault allegations. For example, a Rhode Island woman recently accused three African American males of sexually assaulting her. However, when police investigated further, they found that she made up the entire story. Why she made up the story is still a mystery, but the effects of her allegations are far too real for the men she accused.

What Should I do If I am Accused of Sexual Assault?

Some sexual assault allegations can be more complex than the scenario described above, making it very difficult to prove one’s innocence. One of the biggest issues when it comes to sexual assault allegations is that the victims are often much easier to believe than the accused. Despite this, there are steps that you should take if you are ever accused of sexual assault:

  • Immediately hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with sexual assault cases.
  • Take the allegations seriously. Just because it isn’t true, doesn’t mean it will go away.
  • Build a strong legal defense by gathering witness testimony and conducting psychological evaluations.
  • Document all aspects of your case. There is no such thing as unimportant details when it comes to sexual assault allegations. Write down everything that relates to your case.
  • Learn your rights and become educated in sexual assault law.
  • Remember, you have the right to remain silent. Do not let yourself be coerced into answering questions from police. Have an attorney present for any police interactions.

Do you have more questions about sexual assault legal defenses? Contact our Minneapolis team of sex crimes attorneysto get help today.


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