3 Ways To Protect Your Reputation If You Are Accused Of Sexual Assault

If you have been accused of sexual assault or another type of sexual offense, your life has already been impacted. Depending on circumstances, you may be the subject of rumors or accusations. You may be under investigation by law enforcement or another entity. You may have already been arrested.

The effects of a sexual assault conviction are grave and can follow you for the rest of your life. Even if you are acquitted, your reputation can be permanently damaged. There are three crucial steps you must take to limit the damage.

Step 1: Hire An Attorney Who Understands Sexual Offenses Law

Criminal charges and sentencing for sexual offenses committed in Texas can be influenced by many factors, including:

  • The age of the alleged victim
  • The presence or use of a deadly weapon
  • Whether the defendant attempted to injure or kill the alleged victim during or after the crime

It is vital to your defense that you contact a lawyer who understands the nuances of the laws surrounding sexual offenses. The attorneys of Mark D. Scott & Associates have defended many clients in Fort Worth and elsewhere in Tarrant County and Parker County against sexual assault charges. Our firm has achieved several acquittals in these cases.

Step 2: Do Not Talk To Others About Your Charge

Do NOT explain "your side of the story" to ANYONE, including your employer, family members or the press. Your attorney will advise you on what information should be shared about your case. All inquiries, including media requests, should be handled through your attorney.

Step 3: Understand Your Defense Strategy

Your attorney will examine the evidence against you, discuss how the prosecutor will view your case and build the strongest possible defense for your unique situation. Legal defenses that may be employed include innocence/false allegations, consent of the alleged victim, lack of knowledge and lack of intent.

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A charge of sexual assault can carry life-changing consequences. Call 682-990-2062 or connect with us using our online form.