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What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault

Accused of a crime you did not commit? Here’s what you need to know if you have been falsely accused of sexual assault. 

Being falsely accused of sexual assault is not only possible, it’s quite common. False accusations may be made for a multitude of reasons. They might occur by misunderstanding or false reporting, or in other cases by false interpretation of evidence. If you believe you are innocent and have been falsely accused of sexual assault, it is important to retain legal defense early on. 

If you or a loved one has been falsely accused of sexual assault, contact the Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg today to discuss the details of your case: online or by phone: 978-221-2503 (Lowell), 617-431-2701 (Belmont).

How to handle being falsely accused of sexual assault

It can be overwhelming — even unimaginable — to be an innocent person falsely accused of a crime you know you did not commit. Unfortunately, false accusations happen and it is vital to take immediate steps to protect yourself. 

Step One: Acknowledge the accusations brought against you are serious.

Step Two: Retain an attorney experienced in defending against false accusations of sexual assault. This should be done even before charges are brought against you to enable your attorney to understand and defend you against charges that could be brought against you in the course of things. 

Step Three: Proceed under the close guidance of your chosen defense attorney to reduce your risk of accidentally saying or revealing something that might become self-incriminating or get used against you in court. 

Most importantly, take false accusations seriously and avoid making assumptions that your case is a misunderstanding that will clear itself up over time. A sexual assault charge is extremely damaging to an individual’s life and reputation. An accusation of sexual assault is something to be taken seriously even when you know the accusation is false.  

How a criminal defense lawyer can help

If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, you may have defenses available that aren’t immediately obvious to you. The right defense attorney can make invaluable interventions before charges are even issued. They can take proactive measures to discuss the details of your case with the police or prosecutor. They may help convince the prosecution and investigators that they have the wrong person or the wrong facts. A defense attorney can also help you build a witness list and a list of evidence supporting your innocence — a timely, painstaking process requiring a high level of expertise and dedication. 

We know how stressful a false accusation of sexual assault can be for you and your family. Contact the offices of Keren Goldenberg today to schedule a free, confidential phone consultation to discuss your case. Our knowledge and dedication can help defend you during this difficult time. 

The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg are conveniently located in Lowell and Belmont, Massachusetts at the following locations:

The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg

97 Central St. #403

Lowell, MA 01852

978-221-2503

The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg

19A Alexander Ave.

Belmont, MA 02478

617-431-2701

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