Our firm understands the frustration and stress being falsely accused of a crime. As a result, if you are in this situation, continue reading and give our firm a call today to discuss your options with a Cobb County criminal defense lawyer.
What do I do if I was falsely accused of a crime in Georgia?
- Understand the gravity of the accusations. You will want to keep in mind the seriousness of the offenses and the possible fines that you may face as a result. Despite you knowing you are innocent, you cannot suppose that the police, prosecutor, judge, or jury will see the case the same way you do. If you are serious about the charges from the start, you can make decisions and take actions that will improve the possibility of a promising result.
- Recognize the cost of defense. Creating a powerful defense to the charges can be expensive in terms of the attorney fees, investigation costs, and expert witness fees that you may need to pay. Even though it can seem unjust to have to spend money to protect against false charges, you need to do everything you can to craft a strong case—your future is at stake.
- Interfere before charges. One of the advantages of hiring the services of a lawyer while you are a suspect is that he may be able to take proactive steps that could result in never being charged with a crime. In some instances, he or she may be able to review your case with the police or prosecutor and supply information that persuades them that they have the wrong individual.
- Take no action. Occasionally, your attorney may decide that the more favorable approach is to do nothing and see if the prosecutor even delivers the needed proof to charge you with the crime. A witness could deny his testimony or test results could help your innocence, with the result being that no charges are filed against you.
- Gather any physical evidence and documents. If there is any physical evidence, for example, clothing, photographs, or other objects that could help in your defense, you want to compile them right away and give them to your lawyer. Gather any documentation that may assist you, such as correspondence, emails, receipts, GPS data, or other information to prove where you were when the crime occurred.
- Acquire witness contact information. You will want to make a list of potential witnesses who can provide valuable information about the incident, accusations, and the victim to supply your lawyer.
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