Have you been arrested for a crime? It does not matter whether you actually committed the crime or you have been mistakenly identified, the government bears the burden to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only do you have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt for the crime you are charged with, but also every element of that crime.
Furthermore, if the police in making your arrest or gathering evidence against you violated your constitutional rights, the evidence may not be able to be used against you. Admissions may be suppressed if the police in questioning you about the crime did not read your Miranda rights to you. It is important to consult with an attorney in order to understand your constitutional rights and to determine whether or not they were violated by the police.
An arrest does not mean that you are guilty of the crime. Currently, there is no expungement of your record in Alabama if you plead guilty or if you are found guilty of a crime, so the decision you make can ultimately affect the rest of your life. Whether you have been arrested for theft, possession of drugs, driving under the influence, or any other crime, you need an experienced attorney on your side. If you have a prior arrest, and you wish to have your criminal record expunged, or erased from your record, contact us to see if you qualify.