If someone falsely accuses you of assault, the charge and potential conviction may impact your life in several ways. Just the accusation of this can cause issues for you at work, resulting in you losing your job.
Even just the accusation of assault can cause problems between you, your friends, and your family. If you face this situation, get in touch with our legal team at Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani right away. We can fight for your rights and help you overcome these charges.
When facing a false assault charge, there are a few steps you need to take to protect your rights. In this situation, we encourage you to do the following:
You aren’t legally required to disclose information besides your personal identification when questioned by the police. You don’t have to explain what happened or your side of things related to the event in question. You also don’t have to provide any type of written statement. Taking steps to protect your rights and remaining silent ensures that you aren’t providing information to the prosecution they can use against you to make you seem guilty of the crime.
It’s a good idea to stay active and involved in your defense from the time you are arrested. If you are falsely accused of assault, then you need to begin gathering evidence to help prove you are innocent. Make sure to remember and tell your attorney about any witnesses who saw what happened. All this is going to be important when it comes to building a defense for your case.
If you happen to be convicted of the assault charge, you can face severe consequences. Sometimes this even includes jail time. If you have been wrongly accused of assault, our team will start working on your defense right away. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.
No matter how someone makes you feel when you are arrested, you have rights. If you are falsely accused of assault, the rights that you have include:
It’s important to remember that with any criminal charge, you are innocent until the prosecution proves that you are guilty.
If you are facing some type of wrong or false assault charge, it’s important to ensure you make smart decisions as you navigate through the legal system.
When facing these charges, we encourage you to:
Something that is common in many assault charges in cases of false imprisonment. This occurs when someone prevents someone else from being able to move freely. If you are in a confrontation or argument with someone else, make sure you allow them to leave or walk away if desired.
Make sure to never keep them from leaving, which means don’t stand in front of an exit or door. Also, don’t force someone to stay in a spot or sit if they are trying to leave.
If you are falsely accused of assault, the legal team at the Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani is ready to help with your case. We will investigate your situation and gather evidence to help prove your innocence. We have defended countless cases like yours and will work tirelessly and fight for your rights aggressively inside and outside the courtroom. The best thing you can do is to get in touch with us as soon as possible after you are arrested. This will give us plenty of time to build a strong defense for your case.