Are False Accusations Common?
Minnesota criminal defense attorney Joe Friedberg explains how there are often false accusations in the area of sexual assault.
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There’s two areas of the law and, to a degree, they’re somewhat – have similarities. Domestic assaults and criminal sexual conduct are the area where is the highest percentage of false accusations brought against people. In this day and age, if there’s a complaint made, it doesn’t have to be corroborated. In all likelihood it’ll be charged, and it’s become because of different societal dynamics. In very heated divorce litigation, probably a significant percentage of those cases each side alleges criminal misconduct with the children. A very high percentage of those are false accusations.