If you are falsely accused of sexual assault, your first instinct may be to try and set the story straight. Instead, you should hire our Hartford County criminal defense attorneys and let them help you get out of this situation..Our lawyers can speak on your behalf and prevent you from saying the wrong things. Put your defense in our hands and we’ll do everything that we can to help you beat these false accusations.
Should I Confront the Person Accusing Me of Sexual Assault?
Some people are tempted to talk to their accuser after being charged. We understand the instinct. You might think that there is a simple misunderstanding and that you can just clear things up without the need for courts and lawyers.
We do not recommend this though. Instead of sorting things out, you’re more likely to make the situation worse. You might say something out of anger that could be used against you. It is unlikely that you will be able to talk this accuser down, so now it is time to let the lawyers do the talking.
Should I Talk to the Police?
This is also a bad idea. You did nothing wrong, so why not tell the cops everything? Unfortunately, the cops could be more concerned about trying to catch you than they are about getting to the truth. If you say anything that can possibly be used against you, that is only going to bolster the prosecution’s case.
Let’s say you admit to being at a party where the sexual assault happened or you talk about a previous relationship with the accuser. That could be used against you. There simply is no upside to talking to the cops, especially without your attorney present.
What Are the Potential Penalties for Sexual Assault?
Penalties for sexual assault can vary a bit based on the exact circumstances of your case, but you should not be surprised to be met with significant prison sentences, fines, and a life spent on the sex offender registry. Now you can see why fighting these charges should be your top priority, even if you know that you are dealing with a false accusation.
How Can I Defend Myself From These Charges?
Your lawyer can help you find the best ways to defend yourself from these sexual assault charges. You might have to:
- Talk to witnesses
- Establish an alibi
- Gather evidence that refutes the accusation
Your lawyer can do all of this and more. They can also communicate on your behalf and make sure that you do not miss any important court dates. There is no reason for you to try and defend yourself from these accusations on your own.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
When you are ready to start working on your defensive strategy, contact the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about how our experienced defense attorneys could help you.