the situation is your best chance of ensuring the truth is uncovered. Lashing
out and letting your emotions dictate your next move not only provides
ammunition for the prosecution, but it could also even lead to further incrimination.
information, including five tips to help prove your innocence when falsely
accused of rape.
What To Do When Falsely Accused Of Rape?
Do I Need A Solicitor To Prove I'm Innocent?
How To Prove Innocence When Falsely Accused Of Rape?
1. Write a list of witnesses
As part of the defence, your solicitor will analyse the complainant’s witness statement, social media accounts and witness evidence. These will then be compared with any of your own witnesses to form a response. If you weren’t at the location where the accuser claims the assault happened, think about any witnesses who can testify to this e.g. family members, friends, shopkeepers and employers etc.
2. Voluntary searches or testing
With a false accusation of rape, it’s vital that a solicitor safeguards your interests and protects your position with pre-charge preparation. Allowing voluntary interviews, searches or even DNA tests puts you at risk of being behind bars for the duration of the case. Declining such requests might seem unnatural when you’re innocent, but there can be good reason to decline such requests from the police. A solicitor can help with this and advise you on the advantages and disadvantages to your case by providing or not providing DNA evidence. What takes place during the investigative stage of any case is of extreme importance, a solicitors role at this stage should be to prevent a prosecution.
than that of a solicitor.
Emotions can run high in the courtroom, and while you're instinctive verbal reactions may not be directly incriminating in interview, the prosecution could use it to develop behavioural conclusions about your character. If you’re innocent of rape, listen to your solicitor and follow legal advice given to you when it comes to answering police questions.