How to Prove a Sex Assault Allegation Is False
Sexual assault is one of the crimes that can be particularly difficult to prosecute and to defend. Often these cases turn into battles of he-said-she-said because sexual assaults usually take place in private places with no other witnesses to the crime but the defendant and the victim. Because of the nature of the scant evidence, a false sexual assault allegation is just as nebulous as a true allegation.
Likewise, the stakes are high in these cases for people falsely accused of the crime. People accused of sexual assault can not only face lengthy prison sentences but will often experience negative impacts on their careers and reputations.
When people are accused of sexual assault, police will investigate the case and follow the facts. Complaints investigators gather evidence relevant to the allegations and assess the evidence against established standards of what constitutes sexual harassment in the state of Texas. If the allegation has merit, it will be substantiated by the evidence.
However, a false allegation of sexual assault should not have any evidence to lend the accusation merit. In order to appropriately prosecute a defendant, a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt a crime occurred. False allegations may be easy to make, but they can be hard to prove if nothing actually happened.
Do your best to avoid a conviction by talking to a skilled McKinney sex crimes attorney as soon as possible. Crowder Law Firm, P.C. has an excellent track record of acquittals and is dedicated to helping each client achieve his or her legal goals. Let Attorney Crowder see what we can do for you.
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