The state of Virginia has a lot of very serious laws against sexual crimes. The stringent application of these laws is amazing because of the fact that it helps people stay safe from sexual predators and the like, as well as a variety of crimes of a sexual nature. However, it also means that if you are falsely accused of sexual crimes you are going to be in for a pretty serious matter, and that your life is going to be quite stressful for a fair amount of time before you are able to get yourself cleared of all of these charges.
The first thing you need to understand is how serious the crimes you are being accused of truly are. The fact of the matter is that if the supposed victim is underage, you are going to be in for a very tough time indeed. This is because of the fact that your supposed victim will be a complete innocent, and if you get taken before a jury a prosecutor will be able to get a very sympathetic reaction out of them indeed.
If the supposed victim is not underage, you are going to have an easier time of it but this should not in any way make you complacent. You have still been accused of a very serious crime, and the fact of the matter is that you should try your best to figure out a way to defend yourself in a court of law, since it is now more or less inevitable that you are going to end up there one way or another. There are a lot of things that you can do in order to defend yourself, but the very first thing you need to focus on is minimizing damage.
In order to minimize damage, you need to make sure that you do not speak to anyone at all unless it is your lawyer. You will be given some kind of legal notice, either that or police officers are going to come to speak to you. You should remember that you are not legally obliged at all to let them into your home. Quite on the contrary, they are the ones that have to produce a warrant in order to make you allow them into your home.
If you get a visit, ignore them and call a lawyer immediately. If the police officer in question tries to force his or her way into your home, you are probably going to be able to build a very strong case against them indeed. This can really help you build a good defense, because of the fact that police officers are prone to taking the law into their own hands and in order to dissuade them from doing so the legal system has a lot of checks and balances in place. You also need to make sure that you do nothing on your own, always consult your lawyer first.