i was accused of rape, and i know i didnt do it. what are some key points that i can use to my defense?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Listen to your lawyer and stop searching for the easy answer. Proving innocence is hard to do - follow your lawyers advice.
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Obviously, this is something for you to discuss with your lawyer since he/she is hired to defend you. I would be more concerned with not getting convicted, worry about the rest later.
Violent Crime Lawyer
While you are always entitled to a second opinion, in Florida at least, you give no facts at all. Are you trying to show up your attorney and prove he isn't doing a good job by finding a genius answer online? I suspect you will not succeed.
It is the State's job to prove you are guilty by presenting proof beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. To do so, they need evidence such as witness testimony, or physical evidence.
Do they have your DNA?
Do they have witnesses other than the victim?
Did the victim do a controlled phone call and get you to admit it?
Did you confess the police?
Do they have gps info from your phone or car?
Your attorney could answer all of these questions. We here on Avvo cannot because we do not have that information.
You also commented that you know you didn't do it. Are you claiming to have been somewhere else when the crime occurred? You need to raise an alibi defense. You need credible corroborating witnesses that are not blood relation to succeed. Otherwise the State will be able to rebut your affirmative defense.
Do you claim she consented? You will need to testify to do so.
In closing, let me stress again. Meet with your attorney to discuss all of this.
James Regan, LL.M, Esq.
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