Having a solid alibi can be one of the best ways to fight any sort of criminal charge, from a minor one to a major one. If you've been accused of a crime and you know that you didn't do it because you were at work at the time, you'll need to hire a criminal defense attorney, such as Barry W Engle PC, and begin preparing the proof that you weren't at the crime scene. Being at work can present you with a number of ways of building a solid alibi, and this can be the difference between being found innocent or found guilty. Here are some work-related elements that can back up your alibi.
If you work at a job that requires you to punch in and out at the beginning and end of the workday, you'll have a time card that shows that you were indeed at work during the time of the crime. For example, if the crime is alleged to have happened at 5:11 p.m. and your time card for the date in question shows that you worked until 5:35 p.m., this is a solid way of showing that you weren't at the scene of the crime, much less perpetrating the crime.
Not every job involves time cards, but there are other ways that you can prove you were at work when the crime took place. If you have an office job, there are several details that your attorney and his or her investigators can use to help your alibi. For example, if you were sending work-related emails at the time of the crime, proof of this correspondence will show that you were at work, not at the crime scene. The investigators may also be able to dig up computer logs that show when you logged out of your computer for the last time on the day in question.
Many workplace locations have controlled access, which means that you swipe an access card to get into the building. Generally, you don't swipe to leave, but even proof of you entering the building can be valuable in crafting your alibi. For example, if you can show proof that you entered your building—perhaps after leaving for a break—shortly before the crime took place, your attorney will argue that even if you left soon thereafter, there wouldn't physically be time for you to get from your place of work to the crime scene in time to commit the crime.
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