If you were falsely accused of a crime in New Jersey, it is imperative that you reach out to our firm today and speak with our skilled Bergen County criminal defense attorney today. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you and your future are protected.
What steps should I take if I was falsely accused of a crime in New Jersey?
If you were wrongfully accused of a crime in New Jersey, you may want to consider the following:
- Acknowledge the seriousness of the accusations. You need to recognize the gravity of the offenses and the possible penalties that you could face. Despite your innocence, 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 judgments and take steps that will improve the chance of a successful result.
- Identify the cost of defense. Preparing 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 unjust to have to spend money to defend against false charges, you need to do everything you can to create a strong case—your future is at stake.
- Intercede 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 decide that the more advantageous strategy is to do nothing and see if the prosecutor even delivers 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. 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. Collect any documentation that may help you, such as correspondence, emails, receipts, GPS data, or other information to demonstrate where you were when the crime was committed.
- Acquire witness contact information. It is in your best interest to make a list of possible witnesses who can provide helpful information about the incident, accusations, and the victim to provide your attorney.
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Kevin T. Conway is an experienced Bergen County criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need an aggressive criminal lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation.