Being accused of a crime can be scary. You may be wondering what will happen to you and if there is any way to clear your name. The good news is that a criminal defense attorney can help you build a strong defense and get you acquitted. A lawyer can use many defense strategies, depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. Here are some of the most common ones.


This defense can be used if you acted in self-defense in response to someone else's aggression. To successfully use this defense, an attorney will prove that you were in danger of being harmed and only used force to protect yourself.

Mistaken Identity

This type of defense strategy can be used if there is evidence showing you could not have committed the crime because you were not even in the area where the crime occurred. A lawyer will provide proof to support your claim and show that you could not have possibly committed the crime. They'll also argue that there is a possibility that the witness could have misidentified you.

Lack of Evidence

For the prosecution to convict you of a crime, they must prove that you committed the act beyond a reasonable doubt. You cannot be convicted if there is not enough evidence to meet this high burden of proof. A lawyer can punch holes in the prosecution's case and prove that the evidence they have is not strong enough to convict you.


Entrapment occurs when law enforcement officers coerce someone to commit a crime that they would not have otherwise committed. If you're involved in such a situation, contact a lawyer. They'll show how the law enforcement officers pressured you into committing the crime. Through witnesses and other pieces of evidence, they'll also show how well-behaved you are. 


In some cases, a lawyer can argue that you're guilty because of insanity. They'll prove that you were not in your right mind when you committed the crime and that you did not understand what you were doing. For this defense to be more solid, they'll provide witnesses and evidence supporting this claim.

If you have been accused of a crime, contact a criminal defense attorney to begin working on your case. They understand the law and the defense strategies to use in each case. If you hire them, they'll build a strong case on your behalf and get you acquitted.