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Are You Facing False Child Abuse Allegations Dallas Criminal Lawyer Offers 4 Helpful Tips

Child abuse is a serious offense, but many people face false allegations that turn their world upside down. According to the National Center for Reason and Justice, one common mistake is assuming that the allegation is just a simple misunderstanding that will resolve itself. Another is cooperating with police and attempting to explain without a criminal lawyer present.

If you are facing accusations or charges related to child abuse in Texas, then one of your first calls should be to a Dallas criminal lawyer. The Law Offices of Robert Gregg can gather evidence and represent your interests. Call us today at (214) 891-7536 to schedule a consultation.

In the meantime, read on to learn four tips for dealing with false allegations of child abuse:

  1. Do not be ashamed.

You have no reason to be ashamed if you are innocent. It is crucial that you contact family members and friends as early as possible to give your side of the story.

If you do not, then people may take your silence as a sign of guilt. People are gullible; they quickly take sides and form opinions. Make sure they hear your version of events.

  1. Do not give statements to police without a criminal lawyer.

Child abuse cases are controversial in many ways. District attorneys, physicians, social workers and police are likely to assume you are guilty. Do not talk to Child Protective Services, police or anyone else without a lawyer present.

  1. Hire a criminal attorney with experience handling child abuse cases.

Hiring an attorney with little experience dealing with allegations of child abuse may not be in your best interests. You need a lawyer who has handled cases that are similar to yours. He or she will understand how to uncover suggestive techniques that psychologists, questioners and other professionals use to get a child to implicate you. You need someone who has experience uncovering these facts from early videotapes and interviews with a record of integrity, diligence and, most important, success in court.

  1. Participate in your defense, and educate yourself.

It is crucial that you involve yourself in your own defense. Record a chronology of the events that have taken place, and have your own file of official papers. Study everything that you can find about false allegations, why they occur and how innocent people end up in this situation. Educate yourself and then use that knowledge to work with your lawyer to structure the best defense.

Gather all the evidence that you can. Leading, repetitive interviews that imply guilt can easily contaminate a child’s testimony and memory.

Demand all audiotapes, transcripts and videotapes of interviews with the child. Consult experts in suggestion and coercion so they can reveal these techniques in the tapes and provide reliable testimony. Ask friends and family to act as character witnesses.

Many people panic before a trial. They accept any plea bargain offered to them, but if you plead guilty to child abuse, then there are lifelong consequences that can affect your job, education prospects, family life, housing and more.

If you are facing allegations of child abuse in Texas, then contact the Law Offices of Robert Gregg. Call us today at (214) 891-7536 to schedule a consultation.