Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty!


Just because you did it, doesn’t mean you’re guilty!

When the police arrest you and ask you if you did it, you know that you did. You may not answer them right then — it’s best not to answer questions on your own, without a lawyer present — but you know that they’re right. You did it.

Does that mean you’re guilty? They’ll threaten you with fines, jail time and all sorts of related ramifications. Is there no way around that? Are they right that your life as you knew it is over, because you’re going to get convicted?

Absolutely not. There are plenty of examples of people who did exactly what they got accused of doing, but that did not mean they were actually guilty of a crime.


One of the best examples of this is if you acted in self-defense. You had a reason to take the steps that you did. Your own actions were justified. Essentially, legal experts note that self-defense gives you the “right to prevent suffering force or violence through the use of a sufficient level of counteracting force or violence.”

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