Crimes are committed every single day in America. Most of these charges are based on truth and are deserving of a conviction. However, out of millions of charges, there is always a chance that accusations may be false. Everyone has heard the term “innocent until proven guilty,” but that does not always mean that someone who is innocent will not end up paying the penalty for the crime they have been accused of committing. Many people have been wrongfully convicted in the past and it will happen again. The only way to fight a false conviction is to hire an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney in Ohio.
Being wrongly accused of a crime, or worse, wrongly charged with a crime and put into jail is scary and happens more often than you think. Witnesses identify the wrong person all the time. If you find yourself or a loved one in a situation such as this, the best thing to do is contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Unfair charges can be fought successfully with the best legal strategy. Many times, there can be false information and false testimony. People have been convicted and sentenced, only to have their case exonerated when the evidence is later found to be false or made up.
If you are arrested, whether you are guilty of the crime or not, the best and only thing you should tell the police is that you wish to call a criminal defense attorney. Stay calm and be polite – law enforcement is watching every move you make and every word you say. If they want to question you, you are protected under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and you must be read your Miranda Rights. This is a reminder, again, that you do not have to say a word to the police. Never waive your rights. When you do this the police can question you freely and any statement you make will be used against you later. They will take notes and let you try and talk yourself out of the arrest. Anything you say, can’t be erased. Innocent or not.
The Bottom Line: It happens. An innocent person’s life is thrown into shambles because of a false accusation. And, it doesn’t just land a person in unfairly in jail; reputation is on the line. If you or a loved one has been falsely accused, an experienced criminal defense attorney will help you protect your rights and give you the options available. Call me. 513-260-2099