False Sexual Assault Charges – What Can You Do About It?
Being falsely charged or wrongfully accused of a sex crime is one of the most, if not the most, disturbing event that can happen to anyone’s life. If you are accused of a sex crime that you didn’t commit, you should immediately hire a criminal defense lawyer that specializes on such cases. If you are in Michigan, you can contact Nicole Blank Becker for a free consultation. She can greatly help you in your case and guide you all throughout the legal process.
False Sexual Assault Charges
There are many reasons behind the false sexual assault charges or false accusation of rape. Some are revenge motivated while some are simply driven by envy or for personal gain. It is also categories into two categories: the false memories (accidental self-deception) or lies (attempted deliberate deception of others).
False Sexual Assault Charge Driven By False memories
An alleged victim sometimes believe that they have been raped by the person(s) they accuse. The reasons behind it are one of the following scenarios:
Recovered memory therapy – sexual abuse memory that has brought by on going therapy
Confusion on the victim’s memory of the real rapist making him/her point out another innocent person
Conformity of memory wherein the victim’s memory has been contaminated by other person upon recalling the event
Memory conformity – memory can become contaminated when co-witnesses discuss their recall of events
False Sexual Assault Charge Driven By Lies
There are countless of reasons why an accuser may have to falsely claim they have been sexually wronged. Some of the most common ones are as follows:
Material gain – to get money or material benefits
An alibi – to cover up a not-so-good behavior
Revenge – to retaliate against a disliked person
Gain attention – to simply get the attention of the person or persons they like or wanted the most
Sympathy – to gain the sympathy of other people
Disturbed mental state – driven by sexual hallucinations or blatant lying for unknown reasons
Regret – after a consensual sex, the complainant felt guilty or shame driving him or her to file a rape complaint to overcome the said feelings
Whatever the reason or the motive behind the false sexual assault charges, you must be ready to face it and prove your innocence (with the help of your criminal defense lawyer) on the court. Even though you are 100 percent sure innocent, don’t ever attempt to talk to the police about it. This is one of the most important thing that you should remember to avoid unnecessary jail time. You should only talk to your lawyer and your lawyer alone about your case.
Criminal sexual conduct charges in Michigan are very serious and if you are found guilty, you may face hard jail time and get your name on the sex offender registration. In times like this, you’ll need dependable, aggressive and experienced attorney on your side to defend your freedom and innocence on the court.
If you or someone you know have been falsely accused of a sex crime in Michigan, contact Nicole Blank Becker today at 248-505-5929