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Have you been falsely accused of a sex crime in Missouri?

The legal defense of False Accusation is a valid legal defense. If you are  facing criminal charges due to another person’s false accusations, you need to speak to a lawyer.

If it’s a simple case of mistaken identity, it’s possible an attorney can ask the accuser to retract their allegation. However, a simple resolution is rare, and you may need to present evidence and vigorously and aggressively defend your innocence. Several reasons exist for false accusation:

  • Honest mistake (believing a person is properly identified when in fact they are incorrect)
  • Revenge or greed
  • Lack of probable cause
  • Cover-up of other crimes

Making a false accusation about a crime is a crime in and of itself. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the accuser, but first you will have to prove you are innocent. If you are facing false allegations, or believe you are wrongly and falsely accused of a criminal act, you should not waste any time contacting our legal team.

We can help you protect your rights, protect your name and reputation, and take immediate steps to ensure your future is protected. We will work with you to effectively raise a legal defense and fight the charges.

Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

We have seen many instances where people are falsely accused of sex crimes (solicitation, prostitution, or loitering for prostitution). Simply being somewhere at the wrong time leads to an arrest. While all acts related to prostitution (soliciting, engaging and pandering) are illegal in Missouri.

If you are charged with prostitution, solicitation or a related crime, contact us for immediate and aggressive representation. We handle all types of sexual crimes in Missouri:

  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography
  • Date rape
  • Forced or unlawful copulation
  • Indecent exposure
  • Internet pornography
  • Lascivious conduct
  • Lewd acts
  • Marital rape
  • Molestation
  • Pandering
  • Pedophilia
  • Pimping
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Sexual intercourse gained by threats or violence
  • Sexual obscenity
  • Solicitation
  • Statutory rape
  • Unlawful penetration
  • Unlawful sodomy
  • Violent sex crimes.

A sex crime is a serious legal charge, and a conviction could mean life in prison or a lengthy prison term and fines. Additional, convicted sex offenders may have the “sex offender” label for the rest of your life, as well as follow many rules pertaining to registering as a sex offender. Seeking a qualified, experienced, and aggressive criminal defense lawyer immediately upon facing criminal charges can mean your case has the best chance of a positive outcome.

Attorneys in Missouri who Handle False Accusation Cases

Springfield Missouri criminal defense attorney Adam Woody and his team are compassionate and aggressive advocates of those facing false accusations. Regardless if the charges you are facing are minor or serious, we are here to help. Call us today for a free consultation.