What do I do if I am falsely charged? 52 Answers as of June 13, 2013

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Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
I would need further information. You should hire an attorney and disclose the charges and all the facts and circumstances.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/4/2012
Lisa Mulligan Law Offices, LLC
Lisa Mulligan Law Offices, LLC | Lisa Mulligan
You should speak with an experienced local defense attorney as soon as possible about the details of your situation.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/4/2012
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
Hire a lawyer and fight the charges.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 6/13/2013
Law Firm of Martin & Wallentine
Law Firm of Martin & Wallentine | Jerry Lee Wallentine Jr.
Hire a criminal defense attorney.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 6/13/2013
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
If you are falsely charged you need to talk to an attorney.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/4/2012
    Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
    Hire an attorney immediately and do not talk to anyone regarding your case without an attorney present.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/4/2012
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    You need to defend your position. If a felony, retain an attorney or have one appointed for you once you are arraigned. You did not state the crime. If a misdemeanor, you may be able to handle it yourself.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/4/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You should retain a good criminal lawyer and tell him the truth. Many people tell their friends and family that they are innocent or lie to the police, but it is important that your lawyer have all the facts so that he can properly advise you. If you are innocent there should not be sufficient evidence of guilt and their should be plenty of evidence of innocence in most cases.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/4/2012
    Law Office of Gregory Crain | Gregory Crain
    Hire an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 6/13/2013
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    You may need to hire an attorney to help you defend the charge, and if the false charge was done maliciously, you may have a lawsuit.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Law Office of Richard Southard
    Law Office of Richard Southard | Richard C Southard
    First, file a notice of claim to preserve your right to sue civilly and then hire a good lawyer to defend you. Prisons are filled with persons who are falsely accused.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    Law Office of Ronald G. Draper | Ronald G. Draper
    Hire a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 5/29/2013
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    Take the case to trial.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Defend the charges. When questioned, arrested or charged with any crime, the proper questions are, can any evidence obtained in a test, search or statement be used against you, can you be convicted, and what can you do? Raise all appropriate defenses with whatever witnesses, evidence and sympathies are available for legal arguments, for evidence suppression or other motions, or for trial. If you don't know how to represent yourself effectively against an experienced prosecutor intending to convict, then hire an attorney who does, who will try to get a dismissal, charge reduction, diversion, program, or other decent outcome through motions, plea bargain, or take it to trial if appropriate.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    The Law Offices of Stephen L. Richards | Stephen L. Richards
    Hire a Lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 6/13/2013
    The Law Office of Lynn Norton-Ramirez
    The Law Office of Lynn Norton-Ramirez | Lynn Norton-Ramirez
    Get a lawyer and plead "Not Guilty."
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 8/31/2012
    Douglas M. Philpott, P.C. | Peter J. Philpott
    Hire attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/29/2013
    Brucar & Yetter, P.C.
    Brucar & Yetter, P.C. | Wayne Brucar
    Plead not guilty and demand a trial.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    John P Yetter | John Yetter
    Defend yourself aggressively in court with the best attorney you can find.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    Who, besides you, says you are falsely charged?
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/13/2013
    Ellman and Ellman PC
    Ellman and Ellman PC | Kevin Ellmann
    In a word. FIGHT! Get an attorney and hold the People to their burden of proving your guilt with proof BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT! Good luck!
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    Fight It in the Court System!!!!!! Anybody can be charged for anything. We as Citizens have that Right. Taking is a proof requirement in any Larceny Case.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Castro, Rivera & Associates | Sandra Rivera
    The simple answer is you need to find an attorney. They can evaluate the case and guide you as to how to fight it.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Lee Law Group | Ernest Lee
    You must defend yourself, start by hiring a lawyer because it rarely helps to explain facts of misidentification or claim that "the authorities "got the wrong person" yourself because, if you think about it, because that is exactly what 99% of people arrested for a crime say to law enforcement officials.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    Get an attorney and fight the case.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    Hire a reputable defense attorney and take the state to trial.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
    Get counsel and prepare a defense.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Mary W Craig P.C. | Mary W Craig
    Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Don't try to convince the DA or the police that you're innocent. You'll just dig a hole too deep to get out of.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 8/30/2012
    Robert Valles and Associates P.C.
    Robert Valles and Associates P.C. | Robert Valles Jr.
    Hire an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 5/29/2013
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