Getting charged with a sexual assault can be a terrifying experience if you’re innocent. If the police call you, the first step is to call us immediately. We will walk you through exactly what to do and what to expect.
We will contact the police on your behalf and find out whether you are actually being charged and if the police have enough evidence to charge you. We will then strategically decide whether you should go meet with the police and we will arrange that meeting for you. If you have to meet with the police we will prepare a plan so you are protected.
The more you know, the more you can protect yourself during this overwhelming time. If you are charged with sexual assault, here are steps you can do to help your case:
- Immediately save all text messages, social media messages, emails, SnapChats, and any form of communication with this person.
- Do not block them, but do not contact them to apologize even if you’ve done nothing wrong. This could be used against you in court.
- Break down everything you can remember about the interaction and do not speak to anybody about this except your lawyer.
- Remember, anything you say could be used against you. The best thing to do in this situation is to try to remain calm.
Having a sexual assault charge in Alberta can impact your life greatly. Call us immediately and we will formulate a strategy to start protecting you, your job, and your family.