The last thing you want to deal with is a false allegation that puts your reputation at risk. Sex crimes are taken very seriously in Texas, so if you’re accused of raping or molesting someone, it’s important that you prepare a strong defense and protect yourself. Assumptions about what you may or may not have done can be damaging to your reputation, even if you haven’t been taken to court, putting your social and work life on hold.
False allegations take place for a number of reasons. Maybe you went on a date with a new partner and he or she agreed to have intercourse. If he or she later regretted doing so, he or she may have decided to make a claim against you. Misunderstandings and miscommunication can lead to charges, too.
If a child is involved, it’s possible for his or her overactive imagination to be influenced by assumptions made by adults. This in itself could cause a child to report events that never took place.
Whether you’re dealing with a child’s fantasies causing your arrest, false testimonies, an ex-spouse being untruthful or false stories, it’s important to make sure you protect your reputation and integrity. Not doing so could result in the charges leaking to the media and damaging your good name, or you could find that family and friends turn their backs on you.
Our website has more information on false allegations and what to do if you find you’ve been accused of a crime you didn’t commit. With the right help, you can protect yourself and family from these accusations, so you can quickly have them disproven and move on with your life.