Alibi Defenses Explained
by San Diego Defense Attorneys
Were you somewhere else when a crime was committed but law enforcement is still charging you? If so, you may have an Alibi Defense to the charge.
If you have been charged with a crime, one essential fact to finding you guilty is that you were the one who committed the crime. If you weren’t there, you have an Alibi; a complete defense to most California crimes. Our attorneys have successfully argued the defense of alibi in our Criminal Defense Cases in all San Diego Courthouses.
The defense of alibi is simply that you were no where near where the crime occurred. The fact of the matter is that no-one single person knows all the facts of a crime. Depending on the magnitude of the crime, there may be tens of witnesses interviewed. Some may believe they saw you commit the crime but if we provide evidence that you where not at the scene of the crime, and the judge or jury believe it, then you are entitled to an acquittal.
An Alibi Defense does not apply to crimes of Aiding & Abetting or to Conspiracy to Commit a Crime or where the Government’s case does not rely on your presence.
What Must Be Shown?
In order to successfully assert an alibi, we need to show that you were somewhere else when the crime was committed. The defense requires that if the jury have reasonable doubt whether the Defendant was present, they must acquit the defendant.
The defendant does not need to Prove an Alibi but only needs to Raise a Reasonable Doubt as to his/her presence at the location in order for the jury to be instructed on this defense.
What Does a Successful Alibi Defense Do?
An alibi is a complete defense to the charges, except in cases of attempt or conspiracy.
What Our Firm Can Do
A good alibi is only so good as the evidence that supports it. If you have an Alibi defense, our team of attorneys and paralegals will marshall the evidence to support your alibi. We can obtain witnesses for trial or hearings, we can secure records or video that support your alibi.
If you are charged with a crime, and you were not present, you must act fast. The prosecution is under no obligation to verify your alibi. Contact one of our San Diego Defense Attorneys by calling 619-649-2424 to find out more or email us at email@example.com.
Our attorneys are skilled at gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and perfecting the Alibi Defense for our clients. If you would like to meet in person with one of our San Diego Criminal Defense Attorneys call us at 619-649-2424 to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We will discuss with you the facts of your case and whether the defense of Alibi applies. If we feel that our services will be beneficial or strengthen your case against the government, we can quote you a price for our services.