Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: I arrived at my ex house and she called the police because I was intoxicated from the previous night. The police had me

Leave the premises. I was too intoxicated to drive so I slept in my car. At some point, the cops were escorted my ex to her car, I had received a call that woke me and as she was getting in her car I waz pulling out. The police had weapons drawn and arrested me. My question is how can I prove I was not harassing her?

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You’re not going to get a defense to your charges from asking a question on an online legal forum. You need an attorney who can review the allegations against you and then discuss what potential defenses you might have against the charges.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: If you're charged with a crime, step one is to look at the criminal statute they claim was violated. It will contain the legal elements, each of which must be proved by the prosecuting attorney in order to make a case. When it comes to circumstantial evidence, if that evidence gives rise to more than one inference and at least one is an inference of innocence, then the jury must find the defendant not-guilty. So, our second step is to gather all available evidence and then to analyze it for legal issues to raise for the defense pretrial and at trial. The more we can do that, the better the outcome will tend to be. For now, get help from a criminal defense attorney. Then begin the work.

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