One cannot watch or read the news anymore without someone being accused of sexual assault. There have been many accused and/or convicted. Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby just to name a couple. But what if you are accused of the charge and are innocent?
A recent case in Somerset County, Somerville, New Jersey venued in the Superior Court proved that point. A man was accused of sexual assault violation of NJSA 2c: 14-2. The allegation was that while a woman was drunk he took advantage of her and committed the act of sexual assault. He was facing between five and 10 years in state prison along with Megan’s law.
The attorneys at Aiello, Harris, Abate received the discovery from the prosecutor and saw that the police only interviewed two people at the party when this allegedly occurred. Aiello, Harris, Abate criminal defense attorneys recommended to the family that they hire investigators to speak to many people at the party. It was discovered that the young woman made up the story because her boyfriend found out that she had sex at the party. Therefore, she accused our clients wrongfully just because she had cheated on her boyfriend. As a result of her accusation, this caused incredible stress and anxiety to our clients and his family. Fortunately, through those efforts, the sexual assault charges were ultimately dismissed by the Somerset County prosecutors office.
Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney for Help
If you have been charged with a sexual crime, whether it is sexual assault or sexual harassment, you must contact the Somerset County criminal defense team at Aiello, Harris, Abate. Remember your liberty interests are at risk.