Your criminal defense can include many elements, but there are some that might be more beneficial than others. What many defendants don’t realize is that they have to take the circumstances of their case into account when they are trying to figure out what they are going to do about their defense strategy. What worked for someone else won’t necessarily work for you unless everything about the two cases is identical.
There are two areas that you need to look into when you are trying to figure out what to do. One of these is whether you have a suitable alibi or not. The alibi has to be factual, and you have to be able to prove it. Claiming that you were with your parent might not be feasible unless there is something that shows you were actually there. Jurors might be wary to believe someone who is that close to you and may not accept the statement.
The other area that you might look into is your civil rights. Police officers have very specific guidelines for what is acceptable when they stop, detain and interrogate you. If they violate any of the rights that you have due to the United States Constitution, the evidence and statements they gather based on that violation might not be admissible for your case.
We know that this is all a lot to take in. You should think carefully about how you are going to handle these matters. Discussions with your attorney can bring forth the options that you have so that you can move forward with your planning.