In Maryland, as is the case throughout the United States, allegations of sexual assault are taken very seriously. These cases are often very delicate and can have lifetime effects on all involved. Often the person alleging that such an offense has been committed has been deeply distressed by the events in question. This can be the case even if you were unaware that your actions may have been deemed inappropriate. It may even be a matter of mistaken identity.
It is often helpful to respond with sensitivity, even if you know you have been wrongly accused. However, it is a very difficult experience to go through and one that can have severe criminal consequences. An attorney can often be invaluable as you work to preserve your reputation and protect yourself from conviction.