Fake assault accusations are rare, but they still do happen and result in damaged reputations and harsh consequences for the falsely accused. The key to fighting off a false accusation is by defending yourself. A criminal defense attorney at Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. will help you collect evidence that will strengthen your case and will ultimately represent you in this serious matter.
Here are some ways to defend yourself in the case of a false assault accusation:
If you did not have any encounter whatsoever with the individual who accused you, try to collect any evidence that contradicts their story. Generate a list of potential witnesses who might know where you were or what you were doing at the time of the incident. Find any evidence that proves your location, like photographs or receipts.
If you did have an encounter with this individual involving no assault, try to make a list of witnesses who were at the same place during the time of the incident. Also write down a thoroughly detailed summary regarding the event. Gather a collection of physical evidence that can be utilized to strengthen your argument.
Propose any possible reasons why this individual would falsely accuse you of an assault. If no encounter actually occurred between you and the person, they may have mistaken your identity. If there was an encounter where you felt endangered, state that you acted in self-defense. If you know this individual personally, brainstorm any grudges they may have against you or possible reasons why they would accuse you of such a damaging crime.
If you are a victim of false assault accusations, contact Franks & Rechenberg, P.C., where we will lead you on the right path to defending yourself.
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