Jurdem, LLC
Let Us Help You Today
303-800-3509
877-761-7852
Menu Contact

Woman once again makes false allegations of sexual assault

A woman from out east has been arrested and convicted a second time for allegedly fabricating stories of sexual assault.  She was convicted by a jury of filing a false report back on August 1st.  She had previously been fined for also filing a false report of sexual assault in 2002.

The judge accused the woman of attempting to manipulate the criminal justice system concerning a crime that never occurred.  He also expressed concern regarding the negative consequences the report would have for the individual falsely accused of the sexual assault.

This case demonstrates that false allegations of sex crimes do occur. The attorney for the woman suggested that his client suffered from significant mental illness. This may or may not be the case, but we need to take great care in making certain that testimony in sexual assault cases is reliable before handing down convictions to those accused of the act.

False allegations of sex crimes could happen in Colorado as well. It's therefore vital that we get to the bottom of the truth whenever accusations of sexual assault are made.

The penalties for a conviction for a sex crime will almost always be severe. The prison sentence could amount to a number of years, and the person convicted will likely be ostracized. However, we have seen in recent years exoneration for individuals charged with these crimes because of advancements in DNA technology.

Criminal defense attorneys will help those wrongly accused contest false allegations of sexual assault. These attorneys will cross-examine witnesses on the stand and make certain only reliable testimony is allowed.

Hopefully false allegations of sexual assault are extremely rare. But even if this is a rare occurrence, we cannot allow even one innocent person to be convicted of this kind of crime.

Source: Midcoast, "Rockland woman gets 60 days in jail for false sexual assault report," Stephen Betts, Aug. 28, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Honors & Memberships

Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms U.S.News 2018 american board of trial advocates superlawyers national board of trial advocacy - NBTA - established 1977 scott jurdem - Recognized by best lawyers

Contact Jurdem, LLC, Today

For experienced legal counsel that can help you defend yourself against a wide range of criminal charges and protect your rights after you have been injured in an accident, turn to Jurdem, LLC, in Boulder. Our criminal defense attorneys represent clients throughout Colorado. Call 303-800-3509 or toll free at 877-761-7852 or simply contact us online for a free telephone consultation concerning your criminal defense or personal injury matter. We accept major credit cards for our clients' convenience.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

email us for a response
Jurdem, LLC

Jurdem, LLC
820 Pearl Street, Suite H
Boulder, CO 80302

Toll Free: 877-761-7852
Phone: 303-800-3509
Fax: 303-402-6718
Map & Directions

Call Today