False allegations tarnish reputations, end businesses, complicate relationships and often lead to jail time. Lies make life more complicated, but if someone falsely accuses another person of a sex offense, such as aggravated sexual assault, it can ruin the defendant’s life. False accusations occur almost every single day, but when they involve sex, it can lead to extreme repercussions, including prison time, sex offender registration and other hefty penalties.
Prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a sex crime was committed, which can be difficult, especially if the only evidence is a story. Consulting with a false allegations lawyer is the best way to prevent someone else’s lies or misleading information from ruining your life.
Many times, it’s someone close to the defendant who is making a false claim. Whether the accuser is a family member, spouse, parent or disgruntled employee, allegations usually include some form of sexual assault, violence or child sexual abuse. Supposed victims create these stories out of revenge, anger or even monetary reward. If the accuser has any type of motive, the prosecution may have a difficult time proving that the accusation is legitimate. It takes a solid defense to investigate and challenge motives of even the most innocent-looking accusers. Some common reasons that people make these false allegations may include:
False allegations have serious penalties when a defendant is not properly represented. A person can go to jail for up to two years or prison for up to 99 years with hefty fines of $10,000 or more.
While false allegations are easy to make, they are difficult to prove with a defense lawyer who knows these situations and how to prove innocence beyond a reasonable doubt. Erroneous accusations can turn someone’s life upside down. While repairing the damage takes time, it’s even harder to do once convicted.
Houston false allegations lawyer Brett A. Podolsky has worked with many falsely accused defendants in the state of Texas. As a board certified lawyer, Mr. Podolsky has the knowledge and legal background to preserve your rights and innocence in a court of law. He is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions and hear about your case.
Schedule a legal consultation with Brett Podolsky by dialing 713-227-0087.