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South Jersey Criminal Lawyers: People Wrongly Accused of Crimes are Victims, Too

False accusations of rape and serious crimes can happen to anyone and shatter the lives of the accused once the allegations are publicized. The mere suggestion of wrongdoing can change public opinion and it is time-consuming, expensive and stressful to maintain one’s innocence. People wrongly accused of crimes cannot protect their reputations and ultimately become victims too.

Rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, child molestation and similar acts are serious crimes with life-altering consequences, before or after proven innocent or guilty. Serious allegations can be made in order to harm another person, get revenge or gain the upper hand in an ongoing situation. In addition, honest mistakes, misunderstandings or misinterpretations; difference of opinions regarding consent or cries for help are often found to be the basis for falsely accused crimes.

The current trend for those proven innocent or with dropped charges against them is to file a lawsuit against the accuser for making false statements and defamation. Although the damage cannot be undone, the accused hope to restore their lives and clear their names with a civil lawsuit against the responsible party.

A Wyoming County, Pennsylvania man recently sued his accuser and state probation department for arresting him on an alleged rape charge which was in violation of his parole. He was held in jail for thirteen days until the police investigation revealed that he could not have committed the crime. The man claims the probation department was negligent for arresting and detaining him prior to a police investigation.

Being accused of a crime is devastating and facing prison time or loss of freedom can impact an innocent person for the rest of his or her life. Legal representation by criminal defense lawyers or sexual assault defense lawyers are critical for the futures of a wrongly accused person. The assumption of guilt destroys personal and professional relationships and even supportive family members become concerned and remain powerless to help.

South Jersey Criminal Lawyers at the Law Offices of Agre & St. John Formulate Defenses for the Wrongly Accused

If you are facing the unpleasant experience of imprisonment because of rape or criminal charges, South Jersey criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Agre & St. John are committed in formulating defense strategies with evidence to support your innocence. When falsely accused of major offenses, our legal team is aggressive with clearing your name and pursuing remedies against your accuser. We provide legal guidance throughout South Jersey including Gloucester County, Salem County, Cumberland County, Burlington County and Camden County. To discuss the confidential details of your circumstances call 856-428-7797 for a free consultation in our Haddonfield, New Jersey offices. You may also contact us online.

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