Even with no additional evidence, injuries, witnesses, or medical proof, a statement is all a person claiming to be a victim of sexual assault needs to charge someone for a sex crime. When this happens, it is often referred to as a "he said, she said, case" and requires working with a skilled professional for the best defense possible.
How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me Defend Myself?
"He said, she said" cases are often a result of a police who takes a victim's word and holds it at face value without any other incriminating evidence. This is why it is important for anyone being falsely accused of a sex crime to understand how important it is to not speak to a police officer without first consulting an attorney who can speak on your behalf. Officers are likely to try to go to great lengths to build a strong case against the defendant during the investigation phase. They are likely to try to catch the defendant in an off-guard situation where they can easily set up an interview at their earliest convenience, hoping they have not yet contacted an attorney. If the defendant refuses, they may also try to use that time to establish other information, such as:
- Securing incriminating texts off the suspect's phone
- Placing the suspect at the crime scene
- Placing the suspect in close proximity to the victim
- Determining if any sex took place, even if it consented
- Challenging the suspect's credibility
Contact a Skilled Defense Attorney
These cases can be challenging to prove without immediately working with a skilled professional. They will be able to access the details of your case from the beginning and help you better understand your best options moving forward. Here at HMW Law, we have a team of criminal defense attorneys with years of experience successfully fighting cases for others who have been in your shoes. Our attorneys are tenacious and dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve.
Contact us today at (216) 220-6776, or visit our website to schedule a free consultation with one of our team members.