09/10/12, 1:01 pm
Some people down the street are accusing me of having blown through their street party and having run over some signs they had arranged in the street last Saturday night, claiming to have identified me as the driver in complete darkness. They already know me as the driver of my own vehicle, of course, because they live down the street and have seen me driving it many times. From what the cop who spoke to me made it sound like, if some eyewitnesses decide to make a unanimous accusation, anybody can be convicted of nearly anything without any other evidence involved. Is this actually the case?
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Christopher Kendrick Says:

Oct 17,2012 3:32 PM

Most things that go to trial are because there is a factual dispute. When the state presents a charge against you, it is up to the state to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. That is a high burden for the state to meet. You do not have to prove your innocence. With that said, testimony is evidence. That evidence can be enough to convict a person. A jury is responsible for weighing the evidence to determine if that burden is met by the evidence presented. If you have been charged with a crime, you should contact a criminal defense attorney to talk about your options.

Nothing in this communication should be considered legal advice. Nor should this communication lead you to believe that an attorney-client relationship has been created. Only after thorough analysis of your case with you in my office can I provide effective legal advice on your specific issue.

Christopher Kendrick
Lubchenco, Kendrick, & Baldridge, LLP
2222 South Albion Street, Ste. 360,Denver, CO 80222

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