False Sexual Assault Charges in Florida

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Rape and other forms of sexual violence are wrong. However, it is possible for some to face false allegations of sexual offenses.

If you’ve been wrongly accused of sexual assault or harassment, you need to take legal action—like hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who can aggressively represent your rights in court.

My name is Michael C. Gonzalez. My firm, Mike G. Law, defends clients in the Tampa Bay area facing false sexual assault charges and false sexual harassment claims. My tenure as a former assistant state attorney for Florida enables me to understand how the prosecution may construct its case against you. Sexual assault allegations are serious, so I’ll fight to preserve your legal rights every step of the way.

Why would someone falsely accuse someone of sexual assault?

Often, the circumstances leading to a false allegation are complicated. False sexual assault allegations are rare, but it is possible for them to occur.

Some alleged victims may feel resentful about how things have turned out in a romantic relationship. In short-term relationships or one-time sexual experiences, there may be 

questions related to consent between the two parties, especially if one or both were intoxicated. Another complicating factor occurs when the alleged victim is underaged; the defendant may not have been aware of this, as people wanting to appear more mature than they are have been known to misrepresent their age.

When you speak to the Mike G team, we take the time to hear your side of the story. Hearing the truth of what happened helps us represent your best legal interests—and defend your rights.

How I Help Clients Combat False Allegations

My goal as your lawyer is to help you avoid the stigma and long-lasting impact of a sex offense conviction. I will carefully evaluate the evidence against you, identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and provide you with an aggressive defense of your due process rights.

Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, I may be able to provide these or other positive outcomes for you:

  • The opportunity for participation in the Pretrial Intervention (PTI) program for first-time offenders
  • An agreement to plead guilty to a lesser charge that is not a sexual offense and carries less stigma and fewer ongoing consequences
  • Having the charges against you dropped

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I’m falsely accused of sexual assault?

DO contact a defense attorney immediately, especially if the other party has threatened legal action.

DON’T try to “work things out” with the accuser—because they may find ways to use your words against you or claim you threatened them. 

DON’T text, email, or DM the accuser, or ask a friend to contact the other party on your behalf. Sexual assault cases are complicated, so trying to resolve things on your own can only complicate matters.

When you call us, we’ll listen to your side of the story, advise you on what to do next, and help you fight false allegations. Tampa residents can click here to contact the Mike G Law team or call 813.221.4303 at any time.

What are my legal rights if I’ve been accused of sexual assault?

No matter the allegation, you have a right to fair treatment under the law. You’re entitled to:

  • Have a lawyer defend you
  • Know the charges being brought against you
  • Have a fair trial with an impartial jury (if your case goes to court)

Never let the other party make you feel like you don’t stand a chance against them. A criminal defense attorney like Mike G can help argue your case, work out plea deals, and defend you in front of a judge and jury.

What if I’m facing false sexual harassment allegations at work?

If you’re facing false accusations at work, you may be worried that your employment and professional reputation are in jeopardy, too.

Florida is a “right-to-work” state, which means employers and employees can terminate working relationships at any time and for any reason. That means you can quit whenever you want—but it also means that your employer can fire you for any reason. Even if the allegations of assault or harassment against you are false, your workplace may still decide to end your employment.

When you consult with Mike G Law, our team will help you understand your legal employment rights, too. 

Begin Building Your Defense Team Today

Contact Mike G. Law to begin preparing your defense against false allegations of sexual violence, false sexual assault charges, and false sexual harassment claims. Call me at 813.221.4303, or contact me online.

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The decisions you make after you have been arrested can determine the outcome of your case — and possibly your life. Call Mike G Law at 813-221-4303, or contact me online.

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I would do more than 5 stars if it was available. Mr. Gonzalez was outstanding. Told everything how it was, very responsive to call and email. Fought very hard to get my husband the outcome he received. If We were to ever need a attorney in Florida again, We would use him as many times as We needed. We highly recommend to anyone looking for an awesome attorney to go with Mike G Law!!! He gets to the point!!!

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