Help! I’ve Been Accused of Sexual Assault! What do I do Now? (Pt 2)

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We get it – you have a TON of questions. That’s what we’re hoping to address here. So buckle up and let’s hit the road.

Welcome and thank you for joining The Kronzek Firm, even though we know this is a really hard subject to consider when thinking about your future. Maybe you just want to be prepared, or maybe someone has actually accused you of a sexual assault crime. Whatever the reason, we understand that this is a tough subject, and we applaud your readiness to tackle hard but necessary topics. As we mentioned in the previous article, the most important first step is that you don’t panic. A clear head will help you make sound decisions moving forward, and that’s exactly what you need right now – smart choices. So now that you’ve called your criminal defense attorney, and refused to talk to the cops (Lawyer Up!) until they show up, what’s next on the list?

Don’t discuss the details of your case with anyone if you’ve been accused!

One of the worst things a person can do when they’ve been accused of a sex crime, and they’re involved in a criminal investigation, is blab about it. We totally get it – you want to share your side of the story. You want your friends and family and neighbors to know that you’re not the monster the cops and the press are making you out to be. But don’t do it! Keep quiet. Believe it or not, you will actually do more damage to your case by talking about it to people than by staying silent. As soon as you start discussing information with other people, you make them potential witnesses that can be used by the prosecution against you. And if they get the details mixed up, or twist your words around by accident… are you catching our drift? 

And stay off social media! Don’t share anything about it!

Social media provides everyone with a platform for being heard nowadays, which has led to a mindset that says “I’ve got something to say and I need to be heard.” That’s fine when it comes to giving your opinion of a new restaurant somewhere here in Michigan, or telling friends how much you enjoyed your most recent vacation to Lake Michigan. But when it comes to a criminal investigation there is only one thing you should be putting out there on social media: NOTHING! Don’t say anything, make any comments, share any details or give any opinions about anything connected to your case! You would be amazed how quickly that information can be used to make you look bad by the prosecution, regardless of what it was. So when you’re online, don’t say a word about your case. Not. One. Word. Zip your lips. 

Each case is different, and each one requires expert help to succeed.

When someone is accused of a sex crime there are a lot of moving parts that make up the ensuing investigation. The police will be working to build a case against you, gathering physical evidence and witness testimonies that incriminate you. That’s why you need a highly experienced sex crime defense attorney who can do the same for you – call on expert witnesses and gather evidence that supports your case. A top criminal defense attorney will protect your rights, fight hard you, and ensure that your case achieves the best possible outcome, whatever that means in your unique situation. 

Being accused of a sex crime is serious! So don’t mess around!

Sex crimes are taken very seriously here in Michigan. If you’ve been accused of a sex crime – even if it doesn’t seem very serious to you, know that the cops and the prosecutor’s office are going to treat it as a very big deal. So you should too! Which means getting an aggressive sex crime defense attorney whose an out-of-the-box thinker working on your case ASAP! When you’re facing allegations of any kind of sexual offense, call The Kronzek Firm immediately at 866 766 5245. We’re available 24/7, including holidays and weekends, because we know that sex crime allegations don’t keep normal business hours. 1 866 7 NoJail for help right away. 

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