Proving Your Innocence When Accused Of Theft

Posted on: 29 March 2016

If you are accused of a robbery and you are not the one who had committed the offense, you want to do whatever possible to prove to a court that you are innocent. There are several steps you can take to help prove your case in a court of law. Here are some tips you can use to show you are not guilty of a robbery you are being accused for.

Create Your Alibi

If you were not involved in the robbery in any way, alert your attorney as to where you were when it was committed. Even if you were doing something inappropriate at the time, you will need to come clean with your lawyer to clear your name of any wrongdoing. Write down a timeline of the activities you had done at the time of the crime to help you construct a strong alibi.

Find Some Witnesses

If you were in public, there may be someone who had seen you who can confirm you were nowhere near the site of the crime. Look outside the box to determine who may have seen you that you can use as a witness. Maybe a neighbor saw you out on your porch grabbing the mail, retrieving the newspaper, or taking your dog for a walk. Perhaps someone on the roadway saw you while you were stopped at a red light in traffic. You may have been spotted by a fast food service worker when getting a quick bite to eat. Retrace the steps you had taken at the time of the incident to help you remember where you were and who might have seen you during this time.

Rely On Technology

With today's technological advances there may be some proof of your whereabouts to help show you were not present in the area of the robbery when it had occurred. Your vehicle's GPS system will recreate the route you had driven, showing exactly where it had been at any given time. Your cell phone can do the same if you had the settings on to track your location. If you had made a phone call, there will tracking information your attorney will be able to get a hold of to show you had been in a different area when you had talked with someone. Receipts, ATM information, and credit card transactions can all help prove your whereabouts.

Give Your Testimony

When it comes time to speak in court, tell the judge your side of the story without any animosity during your speech. Take time to listen and speak clearly and positively. Your conduct in court will have bearing on the charges you will be dealt for the crime. The jurors and judge will be more apt to take your story seriously if you do not allow anger to jump into the mix. Rely on your attorney to tell you how to respond to questions you may be asked.

For more information, contact a company like Mesenbourg & Sarratori Law Offices.