Let our false rape allegations solicitor support you.
If you are falsely accused of rape, it can be a stressful and scary time. First, it is smart to exercise your right to remain silent. Second, you need false rape allegations solicitors you can trust to give you specialist advice and representation.
Because even the word rape has a hefty stigma attached to it. It is a very emotive issue. And, though the law says innocent until proven guilty, you will find that fast action to protect your reputation is vital.
Here is everything you need to know about what to do if you are falsely accused of a sexual offence. If you simply want to speak with a specialist rape defence solicitor who will listen without judgement – and in complete confidence – reach out to us on 0330 3411690 or complete a Free Online Enquiry.
How Our False Rape Allegations Solicitors Will Help You
1) Support And Explain Your Situation
If you haven’t had much contact with the police or legal system before, it can be an overwhelming and often confusing and intimidating process.
Our solicitors will support you throughout. They can explain exactly what is happening, what will happen next, and why. Crucially, they’ll do so without legal jargon, always walking you through the process in plain language.
2) Advise You On What To Say In The Police Station
Never believe any suggestion that calling for a rape defence lawyer will make you look guilty. If you have nothing to hide, the thinking goes, why would you need a solicitor?
Well, the legal system expects and offers you the chance to have legal representation. It is completely normal to do so. It’s also the smartest way to proceed if you want to achieve the best possible outcome.
The police should expect you to ask for a lawyer. Just remember – the police have significant powers and knowledge on their side. Conversely, if you are like most people, this may be the first time you have come into contact with the legal system.
If you want to have the best chance of successfully proving these allegations false, you will want to have expert legal advice on hand from the very beginning.
3) Investigate The Evidence And Build Your Defence
Rape is an incredibly serious charge. Our experts ensure nothing is missed when it comes to collecting and reviewing the evidence – such as it is – against you.
In an ideal world, a police investigation should reveal all of the pertinent facts of a case. However, our solicitors make sure all potentially beneficial witnesses – including eyewitnesses and expert witnesses – are consulted where it may help your case.
There may also be a need to explore mobile phone and GPS data to establish locations and timelines. There may be relevant CCTV footage too. Armed with this, we can then explore the best approach to take when building your defence.
4) See About Getting Your Case Dropped
One of the main advantages of our in-depth review of the evidence in your case is that we can identify key weaknesses in it.
Because the burden here is on the prosecution to prove that sexual activity did take place. Further, that there was no consent to this activity – and that the person being accused of the crime did not reasonably believe there was.
We have a great deal of experience targeting and drawing the attention of the CPS (the Crown Prosecution Service) to any flaws or weak spots in the evidence. When we do, they may be convinced that there is no likely possibility of successfully prosecuting your case and drop it.
5) Defend You In Court
Should your case go all the way to court, we will be able to speak on your behalf. Any defence works better when it is being put forward by a professional advocate who knows the most persuasive approaches and attitudes for the courtroom.
It is part of our jobs as specialist false rape allegation solicitors to carefully cross-examine witnesses and explain your position to the court in a way that ensures you are acquitted.
What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused Of Rape
If you have a false rape allegation made against you:
- Do not assume that the police or legal system will see things your way
- Do not try to get in touch with the person making the allegation against you
- Do not tamper with any evidence – it only makes you look guilty
Perhaps more important than any of the above is to seek out expert legal representation immediately. General practitioners work hard. But only a specialist in this field of law will be able to determine your best possible defence.