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I have never been one of those people who runs with the wrong crowd, but about six months ago, I knew that I was in trouble. I was with someone when she did something against the law, and it made me a suspected accomplice. I knew that I needed help to prove my innocence regarding the involvement, so I started going through and talking with different criminal attorneys. I was able to find a great lawyer that really understood my position, and he did everything possible to prove my innocence. This blog is all about proving your innocence in court, so that you can move on with your life.

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Smash, Crash, Lack Of Memory: How Your DUI Criminal Lawyer May Defend You

by Ray Barnes

Some people are able to remember what happened on their wild nights out, but most others are not. If you stumbled home and woke up in your own bed to the sound of police officers on your doorstep, you are in a lot of trouble. The charges you face could be really awful, and you will need a criminal defense lawyer. Say nothing to the police, and wait for your lawyer. Here is how he or she may defend you.

No Memory, No Evidence, No Crime

Remember--even if you were charged and arrested, the proof may be circumstantial. If you have no memory of the events of the night before, and the evidence only points in your direction, it does not mean you did the crime. Standing on a platform of innocence, your lawyer may argue that you do not remember the night's events as occurring the way the police say they did. In fact, for all you know, one of your friends was driving your car all night.

No Witnesses Either

If there were no witnesses to the events of which you have been charged, the police have to rely solely on forensic evidence. No street cameras taking pictures of you or your vehicle also means there are no witnesses. Forensic evidence is all the police have left, and it may not point directly at you.

For example, if you hit a telephone pole, cracked it hard enough that it broke half way, and then managed to peel off before the pole finally split and fell over, the only evidence the police have are tire tracks, paint on the pole, and any front end damage to your car. Even if all of this is quite apparent, you may not have been the driver at the time.

No DUI Evidence 

By the time the police catch up to you at home, you have probably slept off all the effects of the alcohol or drugs in your system. There may be trace amounts still, but that hardly proves anything. You are free to divulge to your lawyer what you think happened, but unless you are absolutely certain, your lawyer has to approach your case another way.

The Possible End Result

Without substantial proof that points the finger at you, and a lack of memories, you may walk with a slap on the wrist. The slap on the wrist is usually taking responsibility for damages caused by a vehicle registered in your name, and maybe a few points off your license. If that is the case, you best make sure you do not repeat this, or the judge may figure out that you have done this before and that you were probably driving under the influence.

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