It’s an unfortunate truth that some people are falsely accused of crimes that they did not commit. Unfortunately, those false allegations can make their lives difficult and even lead to harsh charges and convictions.
It is important to know how to protect yourself if you are falsely accused of a crime. Don’t rely on the fact that you’re innocent to protect you. Although this may be a situation that could be cleared up easily, you shouldn’t assume that it will be. You should always ask to have your attorney present and be clear that you will not speak to investigators or others involved in the case without your attorney there to support you.
Don’t make a statement without your attorney present
Don’t make a statement without having your attorney present. Although you may feel like you want to defend yourself, it’s much better to wait to have your attorney present. Asking the police or investigators to call your attorney is acceptable.
Don’t assume that asking for your attorney will make it look like you’re guilty, because it won’t. Instead, it will help show that you take your rights seriously. Your attorney can come to a police station or meet with you where you are to help you understand your rights and what you should or should not say to the police.
Stay involved in your case
You should also stay involved in your case. Your case relies not only on the other party’s statements but also on evidence and supporting documents that you have in your possession. Let your attorney know what you believe happened and make sure they have any supporting documents you have. For example, if you have evidence that you were not present when an assault took place, give that to your attorney. If you have evidence that you couldn’t have been involved in a crime, then make sure your attorney knows about those pieces of evidence as well.
Your attorney will work closely with you to help you prove that you are not responsible for the crimes you’re accused of. False allegations are serious, so make sure to build a defense as soon as you can.