What Is An Alibi

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If you are a suspect in a crime or have been charged with a crime, the best way to prove you are innocent is by proving you were somewhere else when the crime occurred. An alibi, which means "somewhere else" in Latin, is the legal defense of proving you were not present at the time the crime was committed. A provable alibi is one that can be proven with evidence to support the alibi claim. For example, if you were accused of a crime that happened at the time you were out at a restaurant, you may may be able to prove you were at the restaurant by showing surveillance footage, a receipt, or offering witness testimony. Alibi claims are investigated by law enforcement to determine validity, which may lead to charges being filed or dismissed.

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