Up until a few years ago, the criminal law knowledge only extended as far as what I had seen on courtroom dramas and news coverage. So when I found myself facing criminal charges for a crime I did not commit, I must admit that I was less than optimistic about my ability to prove my innocence. Thankfully, I was able to find a qualified attorney that was willing to take on my case.
After the charges against me were dropped, I was determined to never allow myself to feel so helpless again. So I started dedicating my free time to learning more about criminal law and how I could have handled the situation differently. It is my hope that by starting this site, I will be able to share with the world everything that I have learned so that no one else needs to experience what I did.
One of the scariest possibilities in criminal law is the prospect of being charged with an offense even though you feel you didn't do anything. In particular, being charged with an accomplice is a real possibility. Let's look at 5 possible defenses a criminal defense attorney might recommend under such circumstances.
Lack of a Criminal Mindset
This is a defense that possible for all parties involved in a case. Essentially, the defendant acknowledges that certain actions did happen, but the criminal law attorney asserts they were not done with the intent of breaking the law or doing harm. [Read More]