For a person charged with a crime (the defendant), having an alibi can be a powerful defense that can help get the charges dismissed. An alibi is evidence that shows a defendant was in some other place when the crime occurred. However, having an alibi is not a guarantee that the defendant will be found not guilty.
If you can show a judge or jury that you were not at the crime scene, you create reasonable doubt about your guilt. Here are some alibis that can be used as evidence:
A defendant must notify the prosecutor of his intent to raise the alibi defense before trial. If he fails to do so, it’s likely he won’t be allowed to raise it later. He must also provide the prosecutor with a list of witnesses and the physical evidence or documents that support his alibi and that are intended to be used at trial.
If you were charged with a crime and believe you have an alibi, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help build your defense. At Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, we will fight to have your charges dismissed or your sentence reduced. Start an online chat today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can assist you.