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How To Handle False Sex Crime Accusations

By Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

October 3, 2022

Thousands of sex crime accusations are made each year. Unfortunately, a number of these accusations are fake. Individuals may falsely claim sexual violence or abuse to harm another individual’s life and future. If you are being accused of doing something you have not done, here is how you should handle it.

Hire a Defense Attorney

Some people worry that hiring an attorney makes them look guilty. This is far from the truth. When you are charged with any crime, you have the right to hire a defense attorney. This is regardless of your innocence. Hiring an attorney is the safest thing to do; an experienced attorney can help you build the strongest defense possible and ultimately prove that you were falsely accused.

Stay Quiet

It’s best not to discuss your case with others. Saying the wrong things to the wrong person could end up affecting your case outcome. Instead, try to limit your communication about the case to you and your attorney.

Don’t Contact The Person Who Accused You

It is frustrating to be accused of something you haven’t done, especially something as serious as sexual misconduct. However, you should not reach out to your accuser. Don’t threaten them, attempt to bargain with them, or otherwise communicate with them.

You may be barred from communication with a restraining order. You do not want to violate the restraining order – doing so can result in more legal trouble.

Think of Why

Contemplate why this individual would accuse you of committing a sex crime. What ulterior motives might they have? This information could be crucial in court. Common reasons could involve a bad breakup, messy divorce, or revenge.

Sex Crimes Defense in Broward County

If you have recently been accused of a sex crime, contact the defense team at Hager & Schwartz, P.A.. It can be incredibly challenging to prove your innocence in these types of cases, but we know what it takes. Explain your situation during an initial case consultation; click here to request an appointment.