On this blog, we have covered a number of news stories and topics related to sex crimes, from unlawful pornography to allegations of sexual assault. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, and all across the U.S., these types of accusations can shatter your life in a very short period of time. At the Law Office of John J. Leunig, we are very familiar with the multiple factors that often come into play with regard to these types of cases.
There are many reasons why you may find yourself falsely accused of a sexual offense. For example, perhaps you recently split up with your spouse and are going through a bitter custody dispute with your former partner. Unfortunately, some people who are in the middle of this may bring up baseless claims of a sex crime in order to gain an advantage. Or, you may have broken up with someone who you were in a short-term relationship with, and they may accuse you of rape in order to get back at you for leaving them.
The details of sex crime cases vary, but they all carry a stigma and can permanently turn someone’s life upside down. Even after spending time behind bars and paying financial penalties, people who have been targeted by these accusations may never be able to find work in certain fields, lose their standing in the community or experience other setbacks.
On our sexual assault page, you will find information on additional legal issues concerning offenses that are sexual in nature.