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Falsely Accused? Steps to Help You Defend Against Criminal Charges When You're Innocent

Posted by Elizabeth Payette | Sep 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Facing criminal charges when you know you're innocent can be an incredibly distressing experience. The legal system is complex, but you don't have to face it alone. At Manosh Payette, LLC, we are dedicated to helping innocent individuals like you build a strong defense, prove your innocence, and restore your reputation.

Our Commitment:

We understand the emotional and psychological toll of being wrongly accused. We are passionate about seeking justice for those who are innocent. We will work tirelessly to uncover the truth, challenge the evidence, and provide you with a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to your unique case.

Steps to Take If You're Falsely Accused:

1.  Secure Legal Representation

The first step is to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.  A skilled attorney will assess your case, guide you through the legal process, and ensure your rights are protected at every step.

2.  Gather Evidence

Your attorney will collect any evidence that supports your innocence. This could include alibi witnesses or other witnesses, surveillance footage, text messages, emails, or any other documentation that supports and confirms your innocence.

3.  Document Your Whereabouts

With the help of your attorney, compile a detailed account of your activities during the time of the alleged incident. The more information you and your attorney have about your whereabouts, the stronger your alibi becomes.

4.  Stay Silent

Avoid speaking to the police or anyone else about your case without your attorney present. Anything you say could be misinterpreted or used against you even when you are innocent.

5.  Identify Witnesses

If there were witnesses present during the alleged incident, give that information to your attorney immediately.  They will identify these witnesses as they may provide crucial testimony that can help establish your innocence.

6.  Review the Evidence

Your attorney will meticulously review the evidence gathered by the prosecution. They will identify any inconsistencies, weaknesses, or procedural errors that can work in your favor.

7.  Develop a Defense Strategy

Work closely with your attorney to develop a robust defense strategy tailored to your specific case that challenges the prosecution's case and presents a compelling narrative of your innocence.

8.  Expert Testimony

In some cases, expert witnesses may be crucial to explaining complex technical or scientific aspects of your case. Your attorney can guide you on whether this is necessary for your defense.

9.  Negotiation and Trial

Your attorney will explore all possible options, including negotiation with the prosecution to dismiss the charges or taking the case to trial to prove your innocence in court.

10.  Support Throughout the Process

You deserve to have an attorney who is committed to standing by your side throughout the legal process. That attorney should provide you with guidance, emotional support, and aggressive legal representation to ensure your voice is heard.

Your Future Deserves the Best Defense

Being falsely accused can have a lasting impact on your life. At Manosh Payette, LLC, we are dedicated to helping you clear your name, restore your reputation, and move forward with your life. Take control of your legal situation – contact us today by calling 401-854-7794 for a confidential consultation and discuss your case with an experienced defense attorney.

About the Author

Elizabeth Payette

Attorney Payette is an experienced trial lawyer who has devoted her entire career to defending and advocating for my clients.  She has successfully defended clients in countless felony bench and jury trials and litigated numerous pretrial motions.


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