Getting accused of committing sexual assault can be a scary experience, but you need to keep your cool and be ready to defend yourself. Hiring a New City, Rockland County sex crime lawyer is one of the smartest moves here. An attorney from our firm can help you figure out the next steps and how to defend yourself.
Can I Just Ignore the Accusations of Sexual Assault?
Just ignoring sexual assault charges and hoping that they will go away is a bad idea, even when the accusations against you are blatantly false. You need to start preparing a defense against these charges and figuring out how you can poke holes in the flimsy case that your accuser and the state have against you.
Can I Speak to the Person Who Accused Me of Sexual Assault?
You may think that you can clear this situation up on your own. Maybe there was a simple misunderstanding and you just need to have a conversation to fix things. We do not recommend this.
If someone accuses you of sexual harassment, you should not speak to them. Any communication with them should come through your attorney. If you speak to them, you might say something that you shouldn’t or you could struggle to control your emotions. Actions that are not well-planned could just end up complicating your case and making it harder to get the charges dropped
How Can I Defend Myself from False Sexual Assault Charges?
Your first step should be securing the help of an experienced attorney. It can be difficult to defend yourself from such serious charges all on your own. Then you want to start getting your side of the story straight. You should:
- Write down your own version of events, before memories start to fade
- Talk to witnesses who could help dismantle your accuser’s version of events
- Avoid speaking to the police on your own
What Can a Lawyer Do For Me?
We understand that hiring a lawyer can seem like a big expense, but the consequences of a sexual assault conviction are steep. You do not want to face jail time or a permanent mark on your record just because you want to save some money.
Your lawyer can do a lot to assist you with your defense. They can:
- Gather evidence
- Talk to witnesses
- Help you establish an alibi
- Communicate with anyone else involved in the case for you
- Prevent you from incriminating yourself
- Get evidence against you thrown out
- Make sure you do not miss court dates
- File motions to dismiss charges
If you have any evidence that you can give your lawyer, like photographs or the contact info for eyewitnesses, turn it over to them and they will make the most out of it.
Schedule a Consultation
So if you are facing accusations of sexual assault, take the charges seriously. Contact the Law Office of Kevin T. Conway and schedule a consultation. Our team can tell you more about your options and what an experienced criminal defense attorney can do for you.