Cincinnati Rape Attorneys
Advice from Our Cincinnati Sex Crime Lawyers
One of the most important things that you should know if you have been accused of rape is that you must at all costs exercise your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. You may be contacted by investigators who want to "ask you a few questions" or "let you tell your side of the story." What is really going on here?
- "Ask you a few questions" really means that they want to interrogate you
- "Let you tell your side of the story" means they want to try and get you to confess to the crime or make statements that can be used as evidence
If you agree to go into the police station for an interview, realize that you are most likely not going to leave without handcuffs around your wrists.
What is a pre-text call?
The importance of remaining silent extends beyond encounters with the police and includes virtually everyone. For example, you might get a phone call or text message from the alleged victim, asking for an apology or an explanation of your actions. This may be what is known as a "pre-text call," a law enforcement technique in which the accuser works with the investigators to trap the suspect into making a confession.
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What should you do? As soon as possible, contact us at Bleile, Witte & Lape if:
- You have been arrested and charged.
- A family member has been arrested on rape charges and is being held in custody.
- You have asked to speak with investigators.
- You have any reason to believe that you may be under suspicion for sexual assault
- You think that someone is going to accuse you of rape.
By taking action early in the case, you may be able to resolve the situation with a minimum of negative consequences. For example, we might be able to intervene with the investigators to have the charges dropped or to clear up any misunderstandings. We can also begin our own investigation to prepare for the possibility that your case will end up in a full jury trial. We will do whatever we can to defend you.
Our attorneys have more than 20 years of combined experience, and a long track record of success in defending clients accused of rape and similar sex crimes. In fact,
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