Current events have raised questions involving Sex Crimes and what a person should do if they are accused of rape. Recent events have really placed the topic of sexual misconduct, such as rape, in the news headlines across the United States. indecent assault The “me too” movement, along with the Kavanaugh hearings have really got individuals, especially men, thinking about what to do if they have been accused of sexual misconduct, especially rape. If you have been accused of any sexual misconduct, especially rape, they first thing that you will want to do is speak to a defense attorney as soon as possible. An accusation, whether true or false, can have a devastating effect on an individual’s reputation and it is important to have an experienced attorney who will know what to do given the facts of your particular situation. If the police want to bring you in for questioning, it is extremely important that you do not give any answers to any questions, without the presence of your attorney. In the Miranda warnings, the officers explicitly say “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” It is really important to not talk to the police without the presence of your attorney.

When it comes to Sex Crimes and asking the question of what should I do if I am accused of rape, it is human nature to want to tell your version of events.  sex crimes safe harbor for victimsYou really have to fight this instinct because you do not know what evidence the police have and you may very well end up incriminating yourself, even if you are not guilty at all. It is the job of the police to build a case against you. The fifth amendment protects citizens from incriminating themselves. As seen by the recent events in popular culture, the accusations can come down to a “he said, she said’ type of situation. If there are any contradictions or any errors in your statements to police, it is not going to play out well for you in the courts. The single most important thing you can do if you have been accused of sexual misconduct such as rape, is to remain silent and only answer questions in the presence of your attorney. If you need an attorney, call the Law Offices of Kelly and Conte to get an experienced attorney who will help fight for the best resolution of your case.