Accusations of Sexual Assault, especially Sexual Assault of a Child, can ruin an accused’s life. Even years after a case is dismissed or a person is acquitted at trial, a person rarely recovers from the damage of a false accusation of Sexual Assault. Sexual Assault of a Child is considered the worst possible criminal offense that a person may face. Most people believe that a child would never lie about such a serious accusation and therefore, convict the accused in their own mind before evidence is ever presented to a jury. The reality of the matter is that people are falsely accused and sometimes without proper legal representation, the accused could spend a lengthy sentence behind bars and be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life.
Most Sexual Assault cases begin when an “outcry” is made that accuses someone of committing an illegal sexual act. The child making the outcry will be taken to the hospital where a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examination) exam will be conducted and evidence will collected, such as DNA evidence, that will be used in the future prosecution. The next step involves taking the child to have a forensic interview conducted where the child will be asked questions about the alleged assault. After this, the accused will often receive a “target letter” from the police asking that the accused come down to the police station to “tell their side” of the story. If you are the recipient of such a letter, then GET A LAWYER IMMEDIATELY! You cannot handle this on your own, they are trying to put you in prison, and you should never talk to the police when you are being accused of such a heinous crime.
Dustan Neyland has years of experience handling Sexual Assault cases in Harris County, Montgomery County, and all across the State of Texas. If you have been accused of Sexual Assault anywhere in the State of Texas, contact us today to schedule a free in-person consultation at our office in Kingwood, TX, conveniently located within a short drive from Houston, TX and Conroe, TX.
Contact us at (281) 312-0155 to schedule a free consultation.