Can you win a case without evidence? Yes.
A judgment does not always come down to the evidence. There are many factors and variables that are calculated in the ruling of a court case. If there’s no evidence against you, the prosecutor will look elsewhere to convict you.
This is where you have to be cunning and wise. If you want to win a case, you have to have all of your angles covered.
Have a Rock Solid Alibi
The first thing a prosecutor will look for is where you were during the scene. This is especially true if there’s no greater evidence than circumstantial.
Be sure to know exactly where you were at the time of the crime. You don’t have to have an exact minute, but a general idea of where you were and when is hugely important.
If you can be placed elsewhere during that fateful moment, then there’s no way you could have committed said crime. Have a testimonial from a close friend or family member; an additional witness attesting to where you were is almost irrefutable.
Better yet, if you have physical proof of your whereabouts, it’s essentially a closed case. This includes pictures, Instagram Stories, Snapchats with geolocation.
Before you head to trial, write everything you can down. Keep a record with all of this proof in a secure file. Anything at all can save you from jail time.
Testify Honestly to Win a Case
It’s important that when you’re on the stand that you tell the truth – and nothing but the truth.
You don’t want to tangle yourself in a string of lies when you’re held under oath; perjury is a terrible offense.
More importantly, lying pokes a lot of holes in your current case (and it won’t look good in your hearing for perjury). When you lie on the stand, it takes away almost any credence you have in your story.
You remember what happened to the boy that cried wolf, right? He fell victim to his own deceit. Not like you’ll be eaten by a wolf, but you’ll likely end up in an equally as bad place as a wolf’s digestive tract.
When a person lies in front of a jury, that person loses all credibility. Please, do yourself the favor, and just answer the prosecutors’ question to the best of your abilities.
Notice the italicized lettering? Being honest doesn’t necessarily mean you have to incriminate yourself; in fact, it’s a terrible idea.
When you’re being interrogated or questioned, give as limited of a response as possible. You won’t be lying, but you won’t be divulging pertinent information. This is one of the best ways to win your case.
It’s not hard to win a case that has no evidence against you. There are just a few things you have to know.
Be sure you have an alibi as having physical evidence of your whereabouts is imperative. Don’t incriminate yourself on the stand, but also don’t lie, perjury is a criminal offense.
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