How can a student defend a sexual assault or rape charge?

 

A student can defend a sexual assault or rape charge by taking the necessary precautions as early as possible in the process. Do not speak to the school or others without taking these precautions, too much is at stake. Speak to your family, let them know what's going on. Do not speak to the school. Do not speak to friends or classmates or campus police for that matter. Too much is at stake. Schools, they're often in a rush to judgment. They do not have an accused student's rights and interest in mind and at times they unfortunately do not play by their own rules.

Relevant evidence that can help exonerate or can dispute the allegations such as text messages, social media posts, pictures, videos, emails, a toxicology report if consent is an issue can be obtained, a forensic evaluation, a polygraph examination. All of these steps need to be taken. Witness statements, also. All these steps need to be taken to dispute the allegations because so much is at stake. An experienced attorney advisor can help navigate the process, can help prepare relevant evidence and can help defeat potentially allegations of sex assault or rape on campus.

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