Sometimes the police may use overbearing measures to coerce an involuntary confession. Examples of illegal or improper interrogation tactics include:
- Continuing to interrogate you even when you've asked for a lawyer
- Depriving you sleep, water, or food
- Threatening and using other greater punishment
- Making false promises of leniency after a confession
If our attorney can prove that the police coerced you into a confession, the judge might exclude the confession from evidence or drop your case.
Conduct thorough Accident
California laws recognize that accidents can happen even after alleged criminal conduct. When you accidentally commit an act that amounts to a crime, there is no criminal intent or negligence, and you should not bear any criminal liability.
Double jeopardy is a clause in the U.S and California constitution to protect defendants from second-time arrest for the same offense after a conviction or acquittal and facing multiple punishments for the same crime. Therefore, if you are acquitted of any charges, double jeopardy prevents the prosecution from claiming a retrial by claiming that they have subsequently received additional evidence.
Your criminal conducts are excusable if you reasonably believe that you were in immediate danger. However, you cannot claim to be under duress if you commit murder. California laws argue that you cannot kill another person to save your life unless it's self-defense.
Entrapment works when you commit an alleged crime due to coercion, threats, or harassment from the police or their agents. Defendants usually claim entrapment as a defense in drug crimes and sex offenses. It happens predominantly when the police establish a string of operations with undercover officers to try bust perpetrators in prostitution, selling illegal substances, and lewd act in public.
Existence of Alibi
Alibi is a Latin word meaning "in another place." If you face an allegation but would not have actualized the crime since you were in a different location, you have an alibi. Our attorneys will corroborate your alibi with credit card receipts, surveillance cameras, or other evidence to go a long way towards refuting any allegation made against you.
Lack of Probable Cause
The California search and seizure laws require law enforcement officers to have probable cause before arresting or detaining a suspect. A probable cause means that there must be a sensible reason to believe that the alleged criminal activity took place. Our attorneys will file a motion to suppress evidence obtained without probable cause once they realize that your arrest and detainment were illegal.
Wrongful Arrest or False Allegation
It's uncommon for people to be prosecuted based on false allegations. However, factors like anger, revenge, jealousy, and anger can be a few reasons when someone can falsely accuse you. False accusations are common in child abuse and domestic violence cases. We know how to investigate these types of allegations, reveal the truth and clear your name.