One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to be accused of a crime that they didn't commit, especially if it is an alleged sex crime. An accusation of rape or molestation can completely destroy a person's reputation and future, exposing them to potential prison time and possible sex offender registration. Along with retaining the services of an experienced attorney, there are a few things you can do to help your situation.
Comply with Any Restrictions
If you are facing charges, it is imperative that you follow any sort of legal restrictions that are placed upon you, including release conditions and restraining orders. Acting in compliance with the authorities can help you keep the situation under control. Even though you may not have done anything wrong, failing to adhere to police orders or court mandates can worsen your situation and expose you to further penalties.
Do Not Make Any Statements
If you are questioned by a law enforcement officer, employer, or any news organization, it is important that you do not say anything that can be used to incriminate you. Exercise your Fifth Amendment rights and refrain from discussing the circumstances of your situation with anyone but your attorney. Remember the phrase, "I'd like to remain silent," if confronted by authorities. Anything you say can possibly be misinterpreted or twisted to be used against you.
Call (503) 483-4025 for a Hard-Hitting Defense
If you are facing any sort of false allegations for committing a sex crime, it is imperative that you retain the services of a Portland sex crimes lawyer from my firm as soon as possible. My firm, Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC, has defended hundreds of clients against their charges and can provide a powerful criminal defense against your accuser's fabricated claims. With my extensive courtroom experience and individualized approach to each client's situation, I have the skills and dedication you need to maximize your chances of securing an acquittal for your charges. Contact my office online today to get started!