What Should I Do if I Was Falsely Accused of a Crime in New Jersey?

Our firm recognizes the stress you may be feeling if you were falsely accused of a crime in New Jersey. Our best advice is to continue reading and reach out to our firm right away to discuss the details of your case and your options. Our dedicated and experienced Bergen County criminal defense attorney is on your side no matter what.

What steps should I take if I was falsely accused of a crime in New Jersey?

  • Acknowledge the gravity of the accusations. You need to understand the seriousness of the offenses and the potential penalties that you could encounter. Even though you are innocent, you cannot assume that the police, prosecutor, judge, or jury will see the case the same way that you do. If you are serious about the charges from the get-go, you can make decisions and take measures that will enhance the chance of a successful outcome.
  • Recognize the cost of defense. Crafting a strong defense to the charges can be costly in terms of the attorney fees, investigation costs, and expert witness fees that you may need to pay. While it can seem unfair to have to spend money to defend against false charges, you need to do everything you can to create a strong case—your life is at risk.
  • Intervene before charges. One of the benefits of hiring the services of an attorney while you are a suspect is that he may be able to take assertive measures that could result in never being charged with a crime. In some cases, he or she may be able to discuss your case with the police or prosecutor and provide information that persuades them that they have the wrong person.
  • Take no action. Sometimes, your attorney may determine that the more promising strategy is to do nothing and see if the prosecutor even produces the required evidence to charge you with the crime. A witness could refuse his testimony or test results could support your innocence, with the result being that no charges are filed against you.
  • Gather any physical evidence and documents. In the event that there is any physical evidence, for instance, clothing, photographs, or other objects that could help in your defense, you want to accumulate them right away and give them to your attorney. Collect any documentation that may help you, such as correspondence, emails, receipts, GPS data, or other information to prove where you were when the crime was committed.
  • Obtain witness contact information. It is in your best interest to make a list of possible witnesses who can supply helpful information about the incident, accusations, and the victim to provide your lawyer.

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If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, you need strong legal defense. Contact the Law Office of Carl Spector for dedicated representation. With over 30 years of experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, he offers a unique perspective on how both sides think, and how to best approach each aspect of the case. When your future is on the line, don’t settle for less than the best possible legal representation. Contact an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who will aggressively fight for you. Call today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.