What to Do When a Patient Falsely Accuses You of Sexual Assault

Being falsely accused of sexual assault by a patient is devastating. Your life and your medical practice will be turned upside down. The accusation will have an impact on every area of your life, and it will be crucial to protect yourself from these false accusations.

If you are accused or arrested on a wrongful sexual assault charge, it is in your best interest to seek immediate legal representation from a defense attorney. Having an attorney manage your case will be the best way to protect your rights and get the best possible outcome to the case.

What To Do If You Have Been Falsely Accused of Sexual Harassment by a Patient

Whether you are being investigated or have been officially arrested and charged with sexual assault, it is important to use the following guideline on what you should do. Everything that you do after the accusation or arrest will have an impact on your case.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent – Make Sure That You Do

It is natural that your first instinct when you have been falsely accused of sexual assault is to tell your side of the story. Everyone wants their side to be heard, especially when the charge is so serious. However, it is in your best interest to stay quiet until you speak to an attorney.

It is in your best interest to stay quiet until you speak to an attorney.

Even though you believe that you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, the arresting officers do not. It is their belief that you did do the crime, and it is also their job to start gathering evidence to prove their case.

wrongful sexual assault chargeAnything that you say, even something as mild as “I’m sorry this looks this way,” can be taken as an admission of guilt. That simple statement means that you know something happened.

Only provide basic identification information during any questioning and request the presence of an attorney.

Start Compiling Evidence

When you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, it will be necessary to provide as much evidence as possible to prove your innocence. Start gathering any information or physical proof that you have and provide this to your attorney.

Stay Away From the Person Accusing You of Sexual Assault

Do not try to attempt to speak or interact with the person who has filed the wrongful sexual assault charge against you. You do not need to “explain” anything to them or ask them any questions.

Interacting with this person on any level can be seen as intimidation or continued assault. It is best to keep all interactions with this person restricted to the courtroom.

I Have Been Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault – Now What?

If a wrongful sexual assault charge has been placed against you, you should expect the following things to take place.


After your arrest, you will have to go before the judge and make your plea. Since this you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, the plea would be not guilty. The judge will set bail, and then a court date will be set for your trial.

Build Your Defense

Once you have bailed out of jail, you will work closely with your attorney to build a defense case. During this time, your attorney will give you a lot of information on how to conduct yourself before your trial. This may mean refraining from going to work, not associating with certain people, and staying off of social media. Your lawyer will give you all the instructions that will be beneficial to your case.

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Gathering Evidence

In addition to you gathering evidence for your defense, the prosecutor will be doing the same. You may be brought in for questioning by the prosecution before the trial. Your attorney will attend any questioning session with you so that your rights are protected.


Once all the evidence has been collected, and the trial is prepared for by both parties, you will have your day in court. You will be able to face your accuser and have a trial by jury. A trial can last for several days, depending on the circumstances surrounding the case and the number of witnesses that are called to the stand.


The end of the trial results in a verdict of guilt or not guilty. Once the verdict is given, the case is over.

Speak To A Qualified Defense Attorney

Any accusation of sexual misconduct and turn your life into chaos. It is important that you protect yourself if this happens by contacting a defense attorney that handles sexual assault cases. Your attorney will know how to manage your case for the best possible outcome.

Sexual assault charges are very serious and come with life-long penalties. Protect yourself and your future by securing quality legal representation to help you through this difficult time.

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