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What to do if you’ve been falsely accused of sexual assault

If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, you may already realise how damaging and disruptive it can be to your personal and professional life. The most constructive thing to do is to do some research and find out the best ways of coping with the stress, as well as  getting in touch with a team of professional solicitors.

 

Here at DPP Law we are all too aware that amongst the claims of sexual assault, there are still many falsely accusations. Luckily, we are here to support you with your sexual assault claim; we cover a wide range of sexual offences including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Indecent assault
  • Child abuse
  • Grooming
  • Rape
  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Voyeurism

If you are counteracting a sexual assault claim, there are a few things worth bearing in mind.

Get in touch with a solicitor right away

The first thing you should do (and waste no time in doing) is to get in touch with a solicitor who will represent you throughout your case. You will need the support from a solicitor if you are pleading not guilty against a claim. DPP Law are on hand to be with you every step of the way and will work tirelessly towards working with you to get the best possible solution in line with the law.

You will need to have sufficient evidence

Such allegations are often a battle of one word against another, therefore if you have been falsely accused, supporting evidence will help strengthen your case and your story. Without evidence (such as alibis, for example) the jury may have a hard time deciding on whose word is stronger.

You should not act upon anger towards the accuser

One thing you must never do is act upon any anger or resentment you may feel towards your accuser, as this is a sure fire way to weaken your case and can also bring other legal implications too.

For both personal and legal reasons you should have absolutely no contact with the other party outside of the courtroom, it is simply not worth jeopardising your position for.

Do not show anger in court

Though we understand this is likely to be a frustrating situation you are in, you should also make sure you do not show any signs of anger in court either. Causing an unrest in court can be damaging towards your claim and may also alter a jury’s perception of you.

Be Patient and Remain Positive

It’s a difficult and trying process being falsely accused of sexual assault, but with the right defence and the right support from friends and family, you will get through it in one piece. DPP Law takes your case very seriously and will look to clear your name in due course, but remain patient and positive in the face of adversity.

Read more about what constitutes sexual assault here, and contact us today for more help and guidance.

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