Being accused of sexual assault can bring an array of consequences along with it. Being charged of sexual assault can continue to haunt you down the road. This accusation or charge does not necessarily mean your life is over.
You can be accused of sexual assault and go on to live a normal life. You can be charged with sexual assault and move forward from the charge. However, there may be some unavoidable consequences ahead of you.
Online Search: Your Name Here
If you are charged or accused of sexual assault, there may be articles or public documentation of this available online. If someone searches your name on Google, Yahoo, Bing, or any other search engine, these pieces of information will have your name attached to them. Be wary of what this bad press can do to your image or reputation.
If you were charged with sexual assault, then it remains on your record. This means you are legally required to put this on a job application. If you are searching for employment in the future, it is better to be honest about the charge rather than have the employer find out about it later.
Registered Near and Far
As we discussed in this article, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation launched a new website that lists registered sex offenders in certain zip codes. This list is accessible from any device and it includes photos and descriptions of the convictions. This list makes it difficult to escape the stigma of being a sex offender wherever you are. Having your name, photo and description on this list can feel isolating, but redeeming yourself with good behavior can help.
The Costs of Moving
Although moving to a new neighborhood or town can be pricey, there are also costs associated with nosy neighbors and gossip. Chatty neighbors can be difficult to avoid; if one person knows your dirty laundry, then everyone might as well know your dirty laundry. Making a good first impression can help ease this tension by proving your worth, even after your past accusations or charges.
These future consequences may bring extra pressure or work to establishing yourself again, but it is definitely possible.
The sex crime attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara will help you work through this difficult time. We understand that false accusations are made, and we will work with you to bring you a brighter future.