In our previous blog, we told you the first thing that would happen to you after being accused of Rape in Los Angeles County under Penal Code § 261(a):
The police will be hounding you. We advised you to remain silent and hire an aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney.
So what’s next?
Well, the police will consider you to be uncooperative (when in reality you are just invoking one of your most fundamental rights, as specifically envisioned by our fore-fathers). As such, they will most likely continue to pursue you by using other tactics.
First, after sending the alleged victim to the hospital to immediately be examined (as part of what is called a “Rape Kit”), the police might have the alleged victim make a “Pre-text” call to you. This call will be listened to by the police while the alleged victim tries to get you to talk about the events of the alleged rape. It is being recorded and can later be used against you. Or, the police might have the alleged victim send you a text message or an email. If you suddenly receive a call from the alleged victim, do not answer it! Likewise, if you receive a text message or email from the alleged victim, do not respond to them either. In other words, do not have any more contact with the alleged victim.
If you or a loved one are facing rape allegations in Los Angeles County or anywhere else throughout Southern California, call Wallin and Klarich today. Wallin and Klarich has a team of highly skilled, aggressive criminal defense attorneys ready to take your call 7 days week, 24 hours a day! Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of helping people facing rape charges and several other criminal charges for over 30 years and we would like to help you with yours! A qualified, experienced criminal defense attorney from the firm will be able to evaluate your case when you call.