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5 Things You Should Do After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

5 Things You Should Do After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

Defense Against Sexual Assault Charges

Being Accused of Sexual Assault is Nothing to Take Lightly

Your world will be turned upside down after being accused of sexual assault. An innocent gesture or an off-the-cuff remark suddenly has everyone’s attention, including the police. Whether you are on the street, with family and friends, or in the office, you need to be mindful of your behavior. Most people think that sexual assault is only a physically aggressive act, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Other acts that are considered sexual assault include touching someone who doesn’t want to be touched, in a sexual or suggestive way, even if it was just meant to be funny.

In today’s America, these offenses are taken very seriously, and each case is treated with the utmost severity. To make sure you don’t end up serving time for a crime you didn’t commit you should be prepared to defend yourself in a court of law.

Here are the First Five Steps You Should Take After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

1. Realize the Seriousness of False Accusations

Do not assume that because the charges are false, you do not need to deal with them. The police and the state of Nevada both take these charges very seriously.  They have a set of protocols that must be followed. If you are not prepared for them, you could end up paying the price.

2. Hire a Lawyer

Hiring a lawyer is the best thing you can do for your case if you have been accused of sexual assault. An experienced sexual assault lawyer will help you mitigate the risks and pitfalls of dealing with the police and prosecuting attorney. You should never speak to the police without a lawyer present.

3. Start Documenting

You should begin compiling a record of all of your interactions with your accuser. You need to keep track of dates, what was said, and a list of witnesses. Be sure to keep this information in a safe place and only share them with your lawyer. Electronic communications can be very important to your defense.

4. Cooperate with the Your Lawyer

Make yourself available to your lawyer on their timeframe and at their convenience. Answer all their questions to the best of your knowledge. Make sure you provide your lawyer quickly with whatever they ask for.

5. Prepare for the Cost of Your Defense

Hopefully, you won’t have to go to trial after being accused of sexual assault, but if you do it is going to be expensive. In addition to attorney fees, expert witnesses may be necessary, special psychological tests may be required, and other evidence may need to be collected, but this is all a small price to pay for your freedom.

Contact Jesse Kalter Immediately After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

Being accused of sexual assault can be a life-changing event. If you have been accused, you need to begin building your defense immediately. Your accuser has the State of Nevada on their side. You need someone who knows just as much about the law. Jesse Kalter has represented numerous sexual assault charges. His tenacious pursuit of justice has earned not-guilty verdicts and has gotten many cases dismissed. Jesse Kalter believes that you shouldn’t suffer for someone else’s lies. He is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

Being Accused of Sexual Assault Needs the Expertise of an Experienced Sexual Assault Lawyer
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