How to Avoid a Rape Accusation
Unfortunately there are a lot of circumstances that can lead to a false rape accusation, or an accusation of rape when there was actually mutual consent.
Here are some things to keep in mind and situations to avoid:
- If a woman you are with is drunk or high, do not become intimate with her. Call her a cab and send her home.
- If she acts emotionally unbalanced, don’t wait to get more evidence. Pay the bill, call her a cab and send her home.
- If she EVER says “no,” pack it up and get out.
- In the “hook-up” world, women don’t need to play hard to get. If she wants your company she will make it clear. If she doesn’t want your attentions, move on.
- If you do send someone home, be sure you’re able to account for your time after you’ve sent her home. Buy gas or get fast food, and pay with a credit card so you have a time-stamped receipt.
- If you do have sex, make sure you send a pleasant text the next morning telling her how much you appreciated your time together, demonstrating that mutual consent was present and you aren’t afraid of referencing your encounter.
- Go out to breakfast the morning-after. Making the encounter less of a “hook-up” can help avoid day-after-regrets.
- Don’t brag to your besties.
A rape conviction can negatively impact your life in a countless number of ways. Court proceedings are a matter of public record. So being convicted of rape could impact your relationships on many levels – from a significant other to family and friends to co-workers and peers. Employers will most likely scrutinize any type of conviction, but especially a conviction with the stigma of rape attached to it. In some professions, a conviction will also impact your ability to be licensed. A rape conviction will also follow you to all future employment. In short, a rape conviction could do lifelong damage to your record.
With that in mind it is important to be sure you do everything you can to defend yourself against these charges. Help your legal team understand the circumstances surrounding the accusation. This will provide important information to help your attorney formulate a defense strategy and argue on your behalf.
Do You Need an Ohio Rape Defense Lawyer?
These crimes carry a social stigma that may destroy your life and livelihood. Sex offender registration is lifelong and publicly accessible. If you’re facing a sex crimes charge in Ohio, you need an experienced attorney who will review your case and create a strategy to either win the case or mitigate the potential damage to your record. The skilled, trusted legal representation at Probst Law Office offers the help you need to be sure you have the best representation possible in fighting sex crimes charges. Get the experience that you need and deserve when you hire Michael Probst as your attorney. Contact Michael today for your free consultation, or call now at 614-232-8890.