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I was charged with sexual asult of a minor and took a polygragh test also gave dna and passed both and now the aleged victim is

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Next step should be to get a good criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in the defense of sexual assault of a minor cases.

Unfortunately, polygraph results are not admissible in Texas criminal trials. And, sometimes they are not accepted by prosecutors as a sufficient basis to drop a case. While many sexual assault cases involve DNA evidence, I have seen quite a few and heard of more over the years that did not involve DNA. One situation that is fairly common is a child who makes an outcry several months or even years after the events supposedly occurred.

You really do need a good criminal defense lawyer working on this, ASAP.

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If you are the suspect in a sexual case you need to contact an attorney. You shouldn't talk to law enforcement on your own.
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Your first step should have been to hire a defense attorney experience with sex assault cases. If you haven't done that yet, it's definitely your next step.

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Your next steps are:
1) stop talking to cops; and
2) hire coounsel

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