What to Do If You Are Falsely Accused of Rape in Florida

A false rape accusation in the state of Florida is a very urgent matter and requires you reach out to a criminal defense attorney immediately. As expected, all sexual assault and harassment cases are handled very seriously, especially if the victim is a minor. Being falsely accused can be extremely overwhelming, scary, and isolating. Many victims of false accusations are worried that hiring a criminal defense attorney can be seen as an admission of guilt, but that’s not true.

Getting a professional and dedicated attorney with extensive knowledge of the criminal defense system on your side can be a pivotal move in your case. A lawyer can immediately begin investigating the circumstances surrounding the accusation and rectifying your name. Fighter Law has a team of board-certified lawyers who have devoted their careers to defending the community of Central Florida and ensuring nobody has to suffer for a crime they did not commit. 

Defenses a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Implement If You Are Falsely Accused of Rape in Florida

It is pivotal to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as you possibly can so they can begin building your defense. They will immediately start to utilize their resources and identify key pieces of evidence, such as a strong alibi for the time of the crime. When it comes to your defense, there are generally two main types for false accusations:

False Identification 

False identification is a defense strategy that highlights the fact that the prosecution has little to no evidence identifying you as the perpetrator of the crime. A criminal defense attorney will be able to poke holes in weak witness testimony and begin to cast doubt. Additionally, it is beneficial to your case if you have a strong alibi placing you at a different location during the crime. Evidence of this can include witness testimony if you were with friends or family, work logs or records, or even security camera footage. 

For cases involving a minor, your attorney will have to collect evidence and testimony proving you do not know or have any involvement with the child at all. Again, having a strong alibi is the quickest and easiest way to clear your name of the false accusation. 

Unintentional Involvement 

Unintentional involvement can be used to explain why you were involved in a minor sex crime, but unwillingly so. Common examples of people who may use unintentional involvement can include those involved in prostitution or sex work.

Similarly, your attorney may use a “wrong place, wrong time” defense, which acknowledges you were in the vicinity of the crime but not an active participant in any illegal activity. 

Navigating False Rape Accusations? Consult a Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you do not act swiftly, it is possible your attorney will not have the time to obtain the necessary resources to clear your name. Having a record with sexual assault or harassment on it makes for a difficult future. Finding employment and a place to live will become challenging, as well as operating your regular day-to-day life. Fighter Law is here to help prevent that possibility from becoming a reality. With compassionate and open ears, we will listen to your case and begin constructing an airtight defense. 

Don’t wait another minute and call our Central Florida office today for a free consultation. Let us use our many years of combined experience to help you. We can be reached through our contact form or by phone at (407) 344-4837.


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