How to Get Charges Dismissed if You Are Innocent

Getting charged with a crime, even if you were wrongfully accused, may have serious implications. For one, it could show up on your public record. You can always just let things play out and hope the prosecution believes you are innocent, but in most cases, it’s better to not let it get that far. There are two ways you can get charges dismissed early on but you’ll likely need a criminal defense attorney’s help for both.

Intervention

Lawyer intervention before charges are filed is your best bet to avoid going to trial altogether. You can hire a lawyer for initial representation. He or she will often contact the prosecutor and try to get you off the hook. Your lawyer may have to get in touch with the arresting or investigating officer as well. What’s important is that it’s done before you are officially charged with a crime.

Dismissal

If the prosecution decides to file charges anyway, you don’t necessarily have to go to trial. Discuss the specifics of your case with your lawyer to be able to come up with a game plan. It could be by investigating and interviewing witnesses to get facts or evidence to prove your innocence. With such information, your lawyer may be able to persuade the prosecution to drop or dismiss the charges against you entirely.

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