Society can be eager to tear down and distrust someone charged with a serious crime based on a single statement or a single accusation, even in cases of false allegations. The Edgett Law Firm understands the importance of helping you clear your name. If you have been falsely accused, contact our firm online or call (972) 424-0760 today for your free consultation.
Imagine having your entire world turned upside down because another person made a false allegation against you. An accuser may not process the impact that a false allegation can make.
What starts out as a spiteful claim to harm you can turn into an accusation that ruins your private life or career. It is important to ensure that you have the right people by your side to protect you and your reputation.
False Rape Allegations
False rape allegations loom large in today’s society. It’s hard to forget the big cases that have made national news over the past few years, and they often receive little publicity because they were swept under the rug.
One example was the false allegation about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia that was later recanted. Those false allegations made against the Duke University lacrosse team in 2006 had damaging effects. Our firm wants to help you protect your good name and reputation.
To our jury panels, we always ask the following questions:
- Do you think someone has ever lied about something serious that really didn’t happen to them, such as being raped, sexually assaulted as a child, or physically abused?
- Why would someone ever lie about something so serious and heinous?
- How can a person defend themselves from these types of false allegations?
- What would you do if you were falsely accused of a crime that you did not commit?
If you were falsely accused of rape, sexual assault of a child, or physical abuse (child abuse or domestic/family violence), it is imperative that you retain the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can aggressively attack the false allegations made against you. False allegations can ruin lives and exist as a risk to every citizen in Texas.
False Allegations Are Far Too Frequent
What do false accusers have to lose by making a false allegation to the police when they have the ability to withdraw their accusation at any time without consequence? At the Edgett Law Firm, we have seen false charges brought against our clients, and we know how often they can happen.
When our law firm looks at fabricated sexual assault or physical abuse claims, we tend to see patterns that immediately emerge. Most accusers have a previous history of bizarre fabrications or criminal fraud.
In the case of the Duke lacrosse team, the accuser had a previous felony conviction and ultimately went to prison for an unrelated crime. This false accuser had trouble keeping her stripping job because of the combination of illegal and prescription drugs she was on.
Mentally ill false accusers can be people with severe psychosis who genuinely believe they’ve been raped or physically abused. Some false accusers commonly have what is called factitious personality disorder or Munchausen’s syndrome which compels them to claim they have been assaulted.
Some false accusers even claim other serious medical illnesses to get immediate attention. These accusers often change their stories, adding dramatic details without regard either for the account they originally gave or the physical evidence.
Call the Edgett Law Firm Today to Get Started
If someone falsely alleges that you have committed a crime of any sort, you must act fast to protect yourself by contacting the Edgett Law Firm. Our firm understands how much is at stake and how little time there is to respond to the false allegations.
Our Plano false allegations lawyer is highly-rated and acclaimed by both past clients and professional organizations like Avvo and The National Trial Lawyers.
Start your defense today. Call (972) 424-0760 now.