Georgia laws and ordinances are in place with the hope of keeping citizens happy, safe and healthy. However, these laws do not account for every possible situation that may befall a person. Sometimes, the law does not account for those discrepancies. When accused of a crime, each person has the right to build a criminal defense against criminal charges.

There are a few criminal defense strategies that can be applied to a variety of different crimes and circumstances. While the details will differ, the strategy can be applicable in a many situations, such as assault charges, drug charges and even domestic assault. These criminal defense strategies should be crafted as soon as possible.

The prosecution could take a variety of different approaches. In response, the defendant’s timeline of the alleged crime could be a tool for the prosecution or for the defense. An admit and explain story is when a person admits to a portion of the crime or to the entire thing, but has a reasoning behind his actions that would give his actions and the alleged crime a broader scope in which the actions may no longer be a crime. If a defendant completely denies the charges, at times, there is an alibi that would accompany and corroborate the accused’s version of events.

An alibi is a timeline, story or fact that can be accredited by other sources that show the accused was not able to commit a crime as they were somewhere else or with someone at that time. Witnesses, technology and other records can help to corroborate a defendant’s timeline. Compiling that evidence in favor of the defendant’s version of events, is part of building a good criminal defense. Whatever strategy is right will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident and the charge.