Defenses to a False Sexual Imposition Accusation

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An act of harassing or annoying a person in a sexual manner is referred to as sexual imposition. It is a criminal offense usually committed with minors by adults, family members or other minors. When state criminal prosecutors prove that the suspect assaulted a victim in an indecent, lewd or lascivious manner, the suspected or accused person can be charged and penalized severely. Although this is a misdemeanor crime, once accused wrongfully of sexual imposition, your reputation will be damaged for your life. Hence, you have to find the ways to defend yourself in such cases.

Hire an Attorney

You cannot do much to defend your case all by yourself in such allegations; so hire an attorney with sexual crime defense experience. Disclose all incidents related to the alleged sexual offense. This will help your attorney to build up your defense with all possible means so that you can be let free of your charges.

Weight of Evidence

In order to convict a suspect for sexual imposition, strong evidence is required apart from the testimony given by the alleged victim. When the alleged victim in your case does not have sufficient evidence, you can defend yourself by emphasizing the lack of evidence point.

Present Evidence

You should defend your case by proving that your act was not committed with an intent or purpose to do so. You can present witnesses who can prove that your act was not done to sexually arouse the alleged victim. If you were not present in the scene of crime at all, you can gather evidence and present them to show your presence in another place.

Mutual Consent

When you had committed the act with an adult member and with his/her consent, then mutual consent can be used as a defense for your case. However, this won’t work for cases involving minor victims.

Background Investigation

Malicious background of the alleged victim can be investigated in order to defend your case of false allegations. If the alleged victim has previous criminal record or is known for malicious behavior, then you can strongly defend by insisting that you have been accused intentionally.

Getting Legal Help

Penalties for these criminal charges are troublesome; so it is essential to hire a criminal defense lawyer for representing your case in criminal court. His/her assistance can certainly strengthen your defense against false allegations.

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