Check out the lawyer you want to hire. The attorney should have been vetted for excellence in sex offenses. For example, Attorney Fay Arfa has been selected as a sustaining member of the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center. She has successfully defended many child abuse cases and has been a featured speaker at child sexual abuse seminars. She specializes in sex offenses.
Do a time-line in writing. Start from day 1 and go through the present in as much detail as possible. DO NOT share your timeline with anyone except your lawyer.
Start compiling a witness list including people’s name, addresses, phone information, as well as their employment and a brief biography. You may wish to prepare two witness lists. One could be a list of witnesses who could testify about your good character. A second list could be of witnesses who can prove you did not commit a crime.