Every year, there are millions of people who are arrested on criminal charges throughout the United States. And while many of these people are indeed guilty of the crimes with which they’ve been charged, some people are arrested, charged, and even convicted based on false allegations and specious evidence. If you have been falsely accused of a crime in Massachusetts, our experienced criminal defense lawyer is ready to take up your case today and provide you with the defense and guidance you deserve. Call The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski today to get started.
What to Do (and Not Do) If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of a Crime
If you are falsely accused of a crime, there is no guarantee that you will not be convicted of that crime, and even have to serve time for a crime that you did not commit. However, there are certain things that you can do–and things that you should avoid doing–that can improve the chances of the charges against you being dismissed. These things include:
- Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. The very first thing that you should do if you are falsely accused of a crime is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. An attorney will review the facts of your case, build your defense, gather evidence to highlight the accuser’s motive, and more. You are doing yourself a disservice by attempting to represent yourself.
- Exercise your right to remain silent. When you are arrested and the charges against you are read, you should absolutely exercise your right to remain silent. As challenging as it can be to not share information about why you’re not guilty with the police, it is best to politely refuse to answer any questions until you have legal representation.
In addition to refraining from saying anything to police, you should also keep your distance from your accuser. For example, if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, do not attempt to make contact with the supposed victim/your accuser.
- Start building your case. If you believe that you have been wrongly charged with a crime, then you will need to act quickly to gather evidence that highlights your innocence and the error of justice that’s been made. This might include getting statements from witnesses who can speak to where you were and what you were doing at the time of the alleged crime, physical evidence relevant to your alibi, and more. This is also the time to start poking holes in the prosecution’s case, something that your attorney will manage on your behalf.
Call Our Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
Don’t hesitate to take action to protect yourself by calling an aggressive Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer if you have been falsely accused of a crime. The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski is prepared to advocate for you! Reach Attorney Paul Moraski by phone at 978-397-0011, or request your free consultation by sending our law firm a message directly today.