Sexual assault allegations can jeopardize both your career and your freedom. When you work as a doctor, you depend on the trust that your patients place in you. Sexual assault allegations will cause patients to look elsewhere. Then, there is the obvious risk to your personal liberty as sexual assault allegations often lead to criminal charges.
When you work as a doctor, you depend on the trust that your patients place in you. Sexual assault allegations will cause patients to look elsewhere.
You need a plan to deal with these charges as opposed to trying to handle them on your own. It is possible to make mistakes that can make the situation worse. In addition, allegations of sexual assault could jeopardize your medical license and ability to practice medicine. For this reason, it’s critical that you retain an attorney familiar with defending doctors who have been accused of sexual assault.
Hire an Attorney
Dealing with sexual assault allegations is not something that you can do on your own. The process is stressful, to say the least, and you need someone who is experienced in the process to guide you through it. Otherwise, you could make mistakes that could work against your legal interests.
Law enforcement may try to talk to you or gather evidence. You do not have to speak with them at all, no matter what they say. In fact, it is a mistake to talk to them without your attorney’s knowledge and direction. Many people think that they can clear up any misunderstandings by speaking with the police or a prosecutor. They are looking at the conversation quite differently. They are trying to gather evidence and check boxes when determining whether to file charges.
Your attorney will work to protect your legal rights. They will gather their own evidence in your case that can be used to defend you if necessary. Your attorney will be present if you decide to talk to law enforcement. They will also keep you from making mistakes on your own.
Your lawyer may also look into the person who is making the accusations against you. They could search law enforcement records to see if they have made similar allegations in the past.
Being accused of sexual assault is a traumatic experience. As a doctor, it could hurt your career. As a person, it could cause strain and stress for your family. If the allegations become known, it could cost you long-time friends. There is nothing at all that is easy about fighting sexual assault charges.
There is nothing at all that is easy about fighting sexual assault charges.
You need to prepare yourself in every way for a long and tough process. Financially, dealing with sexual assault charges can deplete your savings at the same time that your income could be affected. Personally, there will be many difficult moments, and things may get a lot worse before they get better. You must be mentally ready for a bumpy road, both financially and mentally.
It is extremely difficult and excruciating to keep quiet in the face of allegations that could cost you a career and your freedom. Yet, that is exactly what you must do when accused of sexual assault. Definitely, you should not speak with the authorities without your lawyer’s knowledge and assistance.
In addition, you should not speak publicly about the allegations, including going to the media or posting about it. There is nothing good that can come of speaking publicly when you face such serious accusations and if that is an appropriate measure, it should be with the advice and counsel of a lawyer.
You may feel a need to speak with your nurse to persuade them that you did not do the act of which you were accused. It is a natural instinct from someone who faces serious personal and professional consequences from a set of allegations, but attempting to speak with your accuser could do much more harm than good. For starters, you could open yourself up to another set of charges relating to witness intimidation. Then, speaking with your accuser may only make things worse. You should resist the urge to try to clear things up and let your attorney guide the strategy to attack the case early.
If your nurse has accused you, there will be employment issues involved. If you take any kind of action against your nurse, even if the allegations are untrue, you could open yourself up to a sexual harassment charge by retaliating. Make sure to consult with an attorney before you do anything. You will need physical distance between yourself and the nurse, but you must do it very carefully and not in a punitive way.
If you take any kind of action against your nurse, even if the allegations are untrue, you could open yourself up to a sexual harassment charge by retaliating.
Even after you have not been charged with sexual assault, you must still proceed delicately. Because you are dealing with complex and challenging issues from both a civil and criminal end, hiring an attorney will help guide you through the process and avoid worse case scenarios.
Ask for an Investigation
If you work at a hospital, the accuser may have reported it to the hospital to initiate an investigation. Professionally, this is what you may need to clear your name. There have been numerous instances of allegations that have either been disproved or found to be without merit after the hospital conducted an internal investigation.
The hospital could review security camera footage and interview witnesses to get to the bottom of what happened. If you work at a large practice, you could also ask for an internal investigation in the hopes of restoring your reputation. Often, allegations begin to fall apart the second that a third party begins to look into them.
While trying to navigate a hospital internal affairs investigation or with a small or large practice, hiring an attorney to protect your interests and advising you as to how to handle such situations is critical. Any statements you make and any actions you engage in after allegations have been made against you can change your life. A thoughtful and strategic approach should be prepared with an experienced attorney.
File a Countersuit
If you are dealing with false allegations, you are best off when the person who makes them publicly recants them. Often, they need some pressure to do so. Filing your own lawsuit against them for false allegations may force them to undo what they did. When people are facing financial consequences for false allegations, they may be more likely to back down publicly. You may also consider filing a defamation lawsuit for the false allegations. In some cases, doing this could only happen after a successful conclusion in a criminal investigation or a case against you. If there is a civil lawsuit filed along with a criminal complaint against you, you can always consider filing a countersuit where appropriate along with defending yourself in the lawsuit brought against you.
Los Angeles Sex Crimes Attorneys
Turn to the attorneys at Liberty Bell Law Group if you are facing sexual assault allegations. How you respond will determine the fate of your business and your life. Call us at (855) 529-7761 or contact us online as soon as you have been accused. Given the risks that you face, you need an attorney on the job immediately. Don’t try to go through this process alone.
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