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What do I do if wrongfully accused of a crime?

By June 8, 2020No Comments

Being wrongfully accused of a crime when you have done nothing wrong can feel debilitating. You don’t know where to turn or who to trust. Here are some of the most important ways that hiring a criminal defense lawyer can help you move forward confidently and get your unwarranted charges dismissed.

First steps to take if you’re accused of a crime you didn't commit

When you’re accused of or charged with a crime you didn’t commit, there are a few things you can do early on to help your case.

Here’s what to do:

  • Collect physical evidence related to the charge or accusations (i.e., photos, videos, clothing).
  • Collect any documents or records related to the charge or accusations (i.e., letters, emails, financial or legal records, time-stamped records).
  • Make a list of witnesses and their contact information – anyone who might have information that can help you.

However, it’s important to avoid certain actions that could hurt you in the long run.

Here’s what not to do:

  • DO NOT destroy any evidence you’re afraid could look bad for your case.
  • DO NOT contact the victim or the witnesses whose contact information you gathered.
  • DO NOT talk to law enforcement without your lawyer present.

Hiring a trial lawyer in Marietta, Georgia

It’s important to hire a criminal defense lawyer – someone who has diligently fought against cases like yours before. But, additionally, you need someone with experience in the courtroom.

Hiring an experienced criminal defense trial attorney like Kim Frye is your best bet, whether your case is settled early on or goes to trial in the long-run.

Fight the charges and prove your innocence

When you’re facing serious charges for something you didn’t commit, it can be easy to get discouraged about the system and what can happen.

But at the Frye Law Group, we believe that the system can work. We believe that system can figure out if you’re innocent – but only if you force that wedge into that cog.

And you can only do that when you are fighting the charges and fighting for justice in your case.

Because everyone at the courthouse is not going to magically figure out that you’re innocent.

Everyone has to be shown your innocence – from the police officer that arrested you, to the prosecutor, to the judge, and even to the jury. They need to be shown that you are innocent.

That’s not an easy task, but it’s absolutely important. And having a strong defense team who is fighting for you every step of the way is the best way to do it.

“From arrest to trial, the ordeal was over in 9 months. Kim was always responsive and calm, and ensured me that my expectations were realistic. I always knew the latest status of my case and the firm’s efforts in resolving all matters. She knew I was innocent and effectively portrayed that to the jury during my trial. I owe Frye Law Group, LLC a ton and will never forget how diligently they fought to prove my innocence.”


Contact the Frye Law Group today to get started

If you or someone you love has been wrongfully accused of a crime, you need to get started on a strong defense today. You need someone who knows how the game is played and knows how to help you take your life back. We would be honored to be that someone. Give us a call at 770-919-9525 to schedule your first consultation.

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From I-75: Exit at the Highway 120 (South Marietta Parkway) (Exit #263) and follow the signs to KSU Marietta Campus.

You will be headed west and cross over Cobb Parkway (US 41).

Continue until you get to the intersection with Atlanta Street.

At the traffic light turn right onto Atlanta St. (going north).

Atlanta Street will take you straight to the Marietta Square.

Prior to entering the Square, you will see Anderson Street a block before the Square.

Turn Right onto Anderson Street. The Lawyer’s Building will be on your right.

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