Using an Alibi as a Powerful Defense
This is Wagoner attorney Stuart Ericson. Today we’re going to talk about the defense of alibi. So alibi is a defense to a crime. So you need to know what it is. Basically, alibi is a defense and should be considered if it is claimed or alleged by facts that the defendant was at another or different place at the time of the commission of the crime charge.
So if the crime charge is October 10th, and basically it happened at 7 p.m. and you have evidence that at 7 p.m. on October 10th, you were somewhere else with other people at some location, that would be an alibi defense. You have to affirmatively bring it up. There are deadlines for that. You probably have to testify to that. You might want corroborating witnesses to testify to that, but it’s a defense that’s probably going to cause you to testify, really need other witnesses, to give notice of it.
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Talk to your defense attorney, me, all about it ahead of time, so I can meet all the deadlines and really prepare for that. And of course, even with the alibi defense, I try to get a dismissal ahead of time. I mean, who knows? Maybe when they charged the crime, they had no idea. And maybe the prosecutor could be convinced that, yeah, it really wasn’t you. We better just dismiss this. We’ve got the wrong guy. That can happen.
So you always have to be thinking about if you’re charged with a crime, what your defenses are. Alibi is a big one. And of course, self-defense is another. So anyway, alibi is a big, strong defense. Got to give notice. And so reach out to me if you have any questions about that at wagonerlawyer.com, Stuart Ericson.
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