You took a new date out for dinner last night, and you thought everything went great. You have your own rule that you won’t let a date come back to your home, and you won’t go to theirs, on a first date. You want to make sure you’re both comfortable with each other to guarantee that you don’t make mistakes that you later regret.
That’s why it was such a shock to hear that your date started spreading rumors about inappropriate activity between you. They started to allege that you were trying to assault them in your vehicle on the way home. Nothing like that happened at all.
This is a frustrating problem to deal with, especially if or when the police get involved. It is essential that you protect yourself, so now is a good time to start writing down the facts and preparing your case with your attorney.
What are some of the things that can help you protect yourself after allegations of assault?
Even though you are accused of an assault that you know didn’t happen, you should take steps to protect yourself. Start by writing down what time you left the restaurant and when you got home. The timeline itself may make it near impossible for you to have assaulted the other person, if it’s short enough.
You should also keep any text messages or emails from the other person that say they had a nice time or that thank you for the date. These can help show that their claims don’t make sense compared to their actions.
With the right preparation, you can protect yourself if these allegations are taken to the police. Your attorney can also help if you want to pursue action against the other person for the damage to your reputation and harmful false allegations.