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How to Beat a False Accusation of a Sex Crime

Contrary to popular belief, false accusations of sex crimes are extremely prevalent in American society. Whether due to personal gain, revenge, mistaken identity, or another reason, false accusers often make untruthful allegations against innocent individuals; and the people who are falsely accused risk having their lives destroyed by the lie. Their professional careers and families are torn asunder because these types of crimes are usually “he said, she said” situations, and are thereby difficult to prove. When sex crimes allegations are difficult to prove, the law usually sides with the accuser’s testimony.

As an experienced sex crimes lawyer in Denver, I, David L. Owen, Jr., am highly experienced in this complex area of law. To date, I have helped countless clients overcome criminal charges of every nature, and I am ready to help you too. Get a better understanding of your situation, as well as how you can effectively fight these false allegations by reading on. You can also contact my office for a consultation.

After an Allegation: Next Steps

First and foremost, if you have been falsely accused of a sex crime, retain the services of an experienced sex crimes attorney immediately. Accusations of sex crimes are often difficult to prove due to the lack of evidence. Unless there was DNA evidence of the alleged offense, witnesses present for the crime, or digital proof of the event, the police will most likely be weighing your claim vs. the accuser’s claim. In these situations, a Denver sex crimes lawyer such as myself can help you make sound legal decisions while helping ensure you do not accidentally say anything that could be considered incriminating. Even if you are simply trying to explain your side of the story, law enforcement officers may take some of your statements out of context or you may even make a mistake in recounting the events. You should never talk about the case with police, investigators, university officials, or even friends or family without your lawyer present.

Secondly, try to document as much information about the alleged event as possible. For example, if there are any types of communications with the accuser, you should ensure they are preserved. These communications may include texts, phone messages, emails, videos, photographs, letters, voice recordings, and anything else. These may prove to be invaluable to your case later on. You should also try to remember as much as you can about what you were doing when the alleged offense occurred. Then, write it down. For example, if you were shopping at the mall when the accuser said you were committing the crime, try to get a timeframe of when you were at the mall. Try to find video/security footage of you at one of the stores to further support and prove your innocence.

Lastly, make sure you tell your attorney absolutely everything. Your lawyer’s job is to defend you and do everything they can to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed completely. They are bound by attorney-client privilege, which means your lawyer will not disclose anything incriminating you say to. For an attorney to most effectively do their job, it is essential that you tell them everything about the accusation in question.

To learn more about how to fight false sex crimes accusations, contact the Denver sex crimes lawyer at David L. Owen, Jr., P.C. today. Call (303) 622-3281.