Brazil, IN asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana

Q: Can I be charged with “Intimidation with a deadlt weapon” if the cops find no weapon and there is no evidence ?

Im being charged with Intimidation with a deadly weapon because someone said I pulled a knife out on them, I was then stopped by the police and questioned. There was no weapon found on me and theres no evidence of me being in possession of a weapon. Can I be charged ?

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Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
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  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Absolutely, to charge requires probable cause, which is a fairly low standard. However, just because you have been charged does not mean the state will be able to convict. A conviction requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt which is a very high standard. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to begin working on your defense.

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