Being falsely accused of a crime can cause an immense amount of fear and anxiety. If you are in this situation, our firm recommends 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 committed to ensuring you and your rights are protected.
What steps should I take if I was falsely accused of a crime in New Jersey?
- Recognize the seriousness of the accusations. It is important to note the seriousness of the offenses and the possible fines that you may face as a result. Even though you know you are innocent, you cannot suppose that the police, prosecutor, judge, or jury will see the case the way you do. If you are serious about the charges from the start, you can make conclusions and take steps that will improve the likelihood of a positive outcome.
- Identify the cost of defense. Preparing 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 unfair to have to spend money to defend against false charges, you need to do everything you can to build a strong case—your future is at risk.
- Interfere before charges. One of the advantages of retaining the services of a lawyer while you are a suspect is that he may be able to take proactive measures that could result in never being charged with a crime. In some circumstances, he or she may be able to examine your case with the police or prosecutor and supply information that convinces them that they have the wrong individual.
- Take no action. Occasionally, your attorney may decide that the more promising strategy is to do nothing and see if the prosecutor even produces the needed evidence 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 collect them right away and give them to your attorney. Gather any documentation that may help 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 possible witnesses who can provide helpful information about the incident, accusations, and the victim to provide your lawyer.
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