Sexual assault and sexual harassment are deplorable, and that there is never an excuse for either sort of behavior. These are exceptionally serious crimes that can leave people scarred for a lifetime. Most of us unhesitatingly believe those who have the courage to speak out and make allegations against their accusers. And why shouldn’t we? We know that sexual harassment and assault are all too prevalent in our society, and that there is much work to be done to make sure vulnerable people are safe and protected.
Unfortunately, while we know that these are serious problems in this country, we also know that not every allegation of these crimes is true. At Arizona Lawyers, our extensive experience defending people against these kinds of charges has demonstrated that many individuals, for unknown reasons, do not respect the gravity of these kinds of allegations and file false sexual harassment and sexual assault charges. This is a nightmare scenario for someone who is accused, because they are often judged as guilty before any legal proceeding ever takes place.
What can you do if you are falsely accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault? You may think that you have no options, or that your life is over, but neither of these is the case. At Arizona Lawyers, we believe everyone is innocent until proven guilty, no matter how serious the charge. If you are living in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Yuma, Flagstaff, or Glenndale areas, your first move should be to contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys. Your future, and your life, depend upon it.
Having a criminal defense attorney by your side who not only believes you, but has handled these kinds of cases before and secured “not guilty” verdicts for clients in your position can be the difference between your walking free and your spending years behind bars. We know that innocent people often give erroneous statements during investigations. While you may not have committed a crime, you may have violated some sort of office relationship policy, taken drugs just prior to the incident, or may have exhibited other behaviors you are not proud of.
Our advice? It doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is you tell the truth, that you did not commit the crimes you are accused of. Our attorneys will make sure you are prepared to present your own, accurate representation of the events that transpired, as well as other evidence demonstrating that you are a good, trustworthy, and respectful person. Most people are, and our attorneys know how powerful this kind of evidence can be in court.
We will also make every effort to persuade your accused to drop the case or, at the very least, settle out of court. Unfortunately, some people are simply bent on making false allegations, whether for financial gain or publicity. Our job is to minimize the harm they have on your life, and if settlement is the only option we will make sure you receive a fair deal.
At Arizona Lawyers, we stand ready to defend your rights, freedom, and reputation. If you have been charged with sexual harassment and are in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Yuma, Flagstaff, or Glenndale areas, contact us today.