The allegation in my case is completely fabricated and there is no real evidence against me...why have I been charged with a crime and how do I defend myself?
The allegation in my case is completely fabricated and there is no real evidence against me, the police never heard my side of the story. Under these circumstances, why have I been charged with a crime and how do I defend myself?
When someone makes an accusation, their statement to the police is considered evidence and may provide a basis for the prosecutor to decide to file charges. The police do not have to get your side of the story before they make a decision about whether to make a report and refer the case to the prosecutor’s office for the filing of charges. Many cases proceed to trial simply based on a person’s testimony that a crime occurred. It is up to your lawyer to point out the problems and weaknesses in such a case to the prosecutor (or at trial, to a jury). It is also your lawyer’s job to get your version of events and find out if there is information that can be obtained to verify your version of what happened. Your lawyer can point out that there is no evidence to corroborate the complaining witness’ story and can also come up with ways to call into question the credibility of that witness. With diligent work and investigation, your lawyer may be able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss your case.