what if you are wrongfully charged another guy did the crime but the cops let him go and there was other witnesses but the police didn’t talk to noone

Asked on June 10, 2009 under Criminal Law, North Dakota


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Are you sure the police didn't talk to any one? If you are charged with a crime, the burden of proof is on the prosecutor to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you did it.  As part of your defense, your public defender or your private defense counsel will choose to talk to these "witnesses" and determine if they should be called to the stand.

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