Alibi Defense

Just a thought I’d had recently and figured I might mention to eager readers.

An alibi is traditionally regarded as a very strong defense, so strong that it puts the prosecution at risk of – *gasp* – losing.  And it might from time to time.

But it is also an extremely dangerous defense.  If it is not ironclad, which is to say completely unassailable, and the prosecution pokes even the smallest hole in it, it completely backfires.  Because if the jury rejects the alibi they are going to feel there was an attempt to mislead them by the Defendant, or his lawyer.

And that, of course, is fatal.

And the prosecution doesn’t have to do much to poke a hole in it, either.  He’s got credibility advantage, remember.

Be careful out there.

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