When a defendant is facing criminal charges and there is video surveillance of the defendant leaving the scene or even committing the act itself, it may seem that there is literally no chance of avoiding a conviction or the need for a guilty plea.
Even if you were allegedly caught on tape and subsequently arrested for shoplifting, robbery or any other type of
felony offense, there are ways that your lawyer may be able to challenge the validity of this footage.
The manner in which this evidence was obtained may be brought into question, as may the footage itself. Is the picture clear? Can you accurately determine that it is the defendant on the video and not another person who looks similar to the defendant? By carefully investigating every single aspect of a case and the video surveillance, an experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to file a motion to suppress this evidence. This can affect the entire outcome of a case.
Find out more about how video footage may affect criminal charges and how a tenacious defense attorney can protect your legal rights. Contact a Dallas criminal defense lawyer at D'Amore Law Firm for a confidential consultation.