If you have been falsely accused and subsequently charged with a crime, you need to fight for justice. Because if you do not, you may pay the price for an offense that you had nothing to do with. And this is unfair.
One of the defense options you can explore when charged with a crime is raising an alibi. Basically, an alibi is proof that you could not have committed the said offense because you were at a different location at the time at which the crime in question occurred.
So how do you raise an alibi defense?
To raise an alibi defense, there has to be evidence that you were not at the crime scene when the alleged incident happened. Thus, you could not have been the perpetrator. Here are the kinds of evidence that may be used to raise a successful alibi:
Video and photographic evidence
Time-stamped CCTV footage or still photos are objective evidence and, thus, can be used to prove that you were not at the scene at the time the alleged crime was committed.
Documented or biometric evidence
Evidence like hospital admission records, a store checkout receipt or workplace sign-in data can also exonerate you if they place you away from the crime scene when the crime occurred. Likewise, GPS and phone records as well as credit card swipe records can be a strong and credible alibi.
A credible witness who can testify about your whereabouts when the crime occurred can also make for a strong alibi. This is especially important if the witness is not related to you in any way.
Being accused of a crime is a big deal. Find out how you can raise a credible alibi and defend yourself when facing a criminal charge.