If you’ve been accused of sexual assault, no matter where the alleged incident took place – your house, a bar, or even at work – you have rights… and you can’t be afraid to exercise them.
What Are Your Rights if You’re Accused of Sexual Assault?
In the U.S., you’re innocent until a prosecutor proves in court that you’re guilty. That means whether or not you did what you’re being accused of doing, you have a “presumption of innocence.”
The police and investigators may treat you as if you’re guilty. They may even demand answers or tell you that if you speak with them, the judge in your case will “go easy” on you.
But you don’t have to talk to anyone until you’ve talked to your criminal defense attorney first.
Your criminal defense attorney can be present with you during questioning, and he or she can develop a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome. Some of your attorney’s strategy will be based on the evidence investigators have against you, and some of it will be based on your side of what happened during the alleged incident.
Do You Need a Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer, Even if You’re Innocent?
Sometimes people accused of sexual assault feel as if calling a lawyer will make them look guilty.
The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter if you look guilty. What matters is that you have an attorney there to protect your rights and help get you the best possible outcome, whether you made a mistake or you’re completely innocent.
While it’s unfortunate, you don’t have to go far to find an innocent person behind bars. Even if you had nothing to do with the sexual assault you’re being accused of, it probably makes sense to work with a Milwaukee attorney who understands what you’re up against.
If you’ve been accused of sexual assault or any other type of sex crime in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or the surrounding communities, call us at 414-383-6700 right away for a free case review. Tell us what you’re being accused of and what really happened, and we’ll start building the strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.