Sex crime allegations can quickly threaten to derail your future. That’s why if you’re on the receiving end of these accusations you need to develop an aggressive criminal defense that attacks the weak points of the prosecution’s case. In many instances, this will simply mean trying to show that the prosecution’s evidence doesn’t meet the applicable burden of proof, meaning that there is reasonable doubt as to your guilt as it pertains to every element of the crime. But in some cases, you might be able to do this in a powerful way: through evidence suppression.
What is evidence suppression?
In its most basic terms, evidence suppression means that you raise doubt as to the validity or legality of evidence that is being used against you to the point that the court deems it inadmissible. This means that suppressed evidence can’t be used against you in court, regardless of how damaging it looks. So, suppressing key pieces of evidence may lead to an acquittal or even dismissed charges before your case even gets to trial.
Ways to suppress evidence
There are a number of ways that evidence can be suppressed. Evidence obtained through an illegal search, for example, may be deemed inadmissible, but so, too, can evidence where the chain of custody is muddled. The latter may be applicable to specimens that were collected and tested for DNA. Witness testimony may be excluded from trial as well, especially if you subpoena a witness for a deposition and he or she fails to appear without justification.
Know how to take an aggressive tact to your case
We know that these are stressful times for you or your loved one. But not all hope is lost. A positive outcome that isn’t as scary as you think may be obtainable with a little legal help. That’s why skilled and aggressive legal teams like ours are poised to be there by your side, fighting every step of the way as you try to get overzealous prosecutors and the State out of your life.