When on a date, the last thing anyone should have to go through is rape. There is a big difference between rape and someone who has second thoughts after having intercourse with someone, though. It’s unfair for someone who consented to say that they didn’t. It’s unfair for them to use potential allegations of date rape to try to control another person.

Sadly, that does happen. It could be someone who is angry with you over breaking up. It could be someone you had a great night with who got caught cheating on a spouse and now claims you assaulted them. The reality is that you can never expect allegations of rape, especially if you know that everything was consensual.

Take date rape allegations seriously

It is important that you take date rape allegations seriously. Though you may think that the other party will come to their senses and tell the truth, some people will continue on with a lie to protect themselves. That lie could end up putting you in jail or prison and cost you thousands.

How can you defend against allegations of rape?

It’s important to do what you can to defend against these allegations. For example, do you have messages from after the alleged rape that indicated that the other person had a wonderful time on your date? Do you have any kind of messages threatening you or stating that the other person will file a claim if you don’t’ do something they want? All of this kind of evidence can help you.

Let your attorney know if you think you’re being harassed or set up for a crime you didn’t do. False allegations of rape are serious and need to be addressed promptly.