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Innocent? You need to defend yourself carefully

You were at home when a break-in happened down the street from your house. The individual who caused all the trouble looked similar to you, and witnesses claimed that you were the person they saw. You ended up in a police station trying to argue that you were at home all night. It's been a frustrating situation.

When you have no one who can verify where you've been in a situation like this, it can be hard to cope. Fortunately, there are some other ways you can attempt to show your innocence after a false accusation. While you don't have to say a word, showing call logs that show you were speaking with someone during the time of the break-in or gathering video footage from a nearby home that has a camera, could help clear your name.

A good criminal defense strategy can also help you minimize the damage to your reputation after a false accusation. Living under the shadow of an accusation is hard, so your attorney will work closely with you to clear your name and make sure that as little damage as possible is done.

How can you protect your reputation after being accused of crime?

It may be a good idea to build an alternative defense with evidence to show that the person who committed the crime wasn't you. Whether that's a log of your phone calls, video footage, hours logged on your video game while you were home that night or other helpful information, building a defense is in your best interests. Our website has more on what you can do to protect yourself after you've been charged with a crime.

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