Police claim that I told them my friends were inside a building and that they then did a search for my friends and found them stealing. We were all arrested but they were let go and I was charged. However I have a video that when asked who I was within clearly state nobody and then refuse to say anything without an attorney?
The short answer is "yes". Wouldn't be the first time this has happened. But, A lawyer would request the police report, compare it to the PC statement and your video and, if what you've said is accurate, impeach the officers credibility with it. Ie. Make it clear to everyone he lied.
Or, even better, the lawyer take it to the prosecutor and use it to get a dismissal or some other deal. In a perfect world, the cop would get an ear full from the prosecutor about it.
Do not just give the video up on your own tho - hire a lawyer to use it in the most effective way for your case.
Get a criminal defense attorney on your side and let the attorney decide how to handle the case.
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