Not a day goes by that you don’t hear about a well-known icon in our country who has been accused of a crime. In recent news, Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, was accused of Sexual Assault. Now, before you grow angry at this man for allegedly assaulting a young woman, stop and think about something: Jerry Jones’ net worth is $2.7 billion. That’s reason enough for someone to make false accusations. While none of our clients are billionaires, we uncover many motives for making false accusations in Adams, Denver, and Jefferson County courts.
Motive for False Accusations against Jerry Jones: Money
Well-known icons are often magnets for false accusations. Think about it: Jerry Jones is worth $2.7 billion. That’s 2.7 billion dollars, which is an enormous amount of money. The young woman who accused the football team owner, said he had groped her and forcibly kissed her. She then said he paid her off so she wouldn’t go to the police. This alleged assault supposedly took place in 2009. A judge dismissed the case last week, because the incident was outside the statute of limitations. Jones’ criminal defense attorney says the allegations are “completely false,” and were simply a “money grab.” While we haven’t defended people falsely accused for money, we have defended innocent clients who were falsely accused for other reasons.
Other Motives for False Allegations of Sexual Assault
The motives for false accusations range from a desire for revenge, control, or attention.
As seasoned criminal defense lawyers, we have seen many motives for false accusations of Sexual Assault
, Unlawful Sexual Contact, and other sex offenses in Arapahoe, El Paso, and Douglas County. When adults make accusations, it is usually out of a desire for revenge or control. Maybe their ex has a new girlfriend, and they’re upset their own relationship ended. A call to the police, and that old boyfriend is arrested and in a world of trouble. Unfortunately, the police almost always believe the alleged victim wholeheartedly – even when there is evidence to the contrary. When children make false accusations, it is usually out of a desire for attention, or misplacing blame. When a child makes up stories about someone in their life, they instantly get enormous amounts of attention or pity. Or, they make accusations to get out of trouble and avoid punishment. In some cases, children have been sexually abused, but then accuse an innocent person because the true abuser is a loved one. Whatever the case, false accusations of sex crimes are prevalent in our society. Well-known icons are a magnet for these claims, but so are everyday people like you and me.
Are You Innocent? Why You Need a Lawyer
You need a lawyer even if you are innocent. The criminal justice system is severely “victim-focused.”
If you have been falsely accused of a sexual offense, you are most likely tempted to fight the allegations on your own. After all, you are innocent! Unfortunately, this is not how our criminal justice system operates – especially when it comes to sex crimes. The police treat sex crime cases as if it has been prove the alleged victim is really a victim. And, District Attorneys are victim-focused – they are prosecuting for them, after all. This creates an extremely difficult environment for an innocent defendant, however. If the “victim” says they were victimized, but the defendant says they
are the one being victimized, the court system usually sides with the alleged victim. It comes down to who is more believable. Is it the little girl who says she was touched, or the older, scruffy man who says he is innocent? A jury is swayed by human emotions. This is why you need an expert criminal defense lawyer in the courtroom with you. You need someone fighting on your behalf who has a thorough understandig of the way judges, juries, and DA’s think. The outstanding lawyers at our office have over 30 years of combined courtroom experience and can help protect your future by defending you in court.
If you or a loved one has been falsely accused of a sex crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O’Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.