“I Really Didn’t Do It” – Wrongfully accused – I’m NOT GUILTY
Many cynical prosecutors claim that everyone says this, but the reality is people are charged with a crime they did not commit more often than you can imagine. People are falsely accused and that can happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes the false allegations are exaggerated versions of the truth, yet other times, they are outright fabrications.
Charges can be fabricated by persons who are being vindictive or have a motive to lie; sometimes in custody battles, sometimes for money, and other times spite or revenge. There are many reasons why and how this occurs. Other times, it could be a situation of mistaken identity. A witness believes they are correct, but in fact, the person they have accused is not the person who committed the crime. There are also situations where police misconduct or retaliation can lead to false or trumped-up charges.
If you are not guilty and maintain your innocence for a crime you were arrested for, or accused of committing, it is SO important that you hire an experienced trial attorney. This is not the time to not bother to hire a skilled attorney; nor is it the time to hire an attorney that will scare you into a plea deal against your wishes and better judgment. You need an attorney that believes in you and believes in their ability to convince a jury of your innocence and why they should find you not guilty of these charges.
Make sure your attorney has solid trial experience and success with your kind of case. While each case is and will be different, this will help guide your decision. If the attorney has not had a jury trial within the last year, simply ask why. Ask what their strategy would be in your case. Get a second opinion if need be. This is your life, your reputation, your freedom, and your future on the line.
If you find yourself in this situation in Florida, please contact us for a consultation so we can try to help.