It can be hard to defend yourself when you have no alibi for a crime, but it’s certainly not impossible. There are multiple ways to prove that you were not at the scene of a crime and that you’ve been falsely accused.
The following are three ways to help show that you are not the person to blame for a crime or to help eliminate yourself from a list of suspects.
1. Use DNA evidence
The first option is to use DNA evidence. DNA is accurate in the majority of cases, helping identify if you could be a suspect or not. It’s helping in eliminating suspects as well. DNA sometimes matches between twins or comes up with partial matches, so it’s not always foolproof, but it’s a good place to start.
2. Discredit the alleged victim
Another option is to discredit the victim. Perhaps he or she says you’re someone who they’ve seen in the area before, but you can show that this was the first time you were in the city or location at all. You might be a tourist or just passing through but throwing discrepancies into the victim’s story is good for your defense.
3. Collect timestamps and GPS tracking
You may be able to show where you were based on timestamps and GPS tracking. Keep in mind that this, which could be an alibi of sorts, isn’t guaranteed. The police and others will attempt to break your digital alibi. Your phone, if location services are on, may be able to show where you were. It also has call logs and other information about what was going on at the time of the crime. It’s particularly helpful if you took a photo or sent a text at or around the time of the crime. A picture shows where you are, which could be submitted as evidence in your defense.