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2 common defense 'stories' used by criminal defendants

There are too many reasons to name that could result in someone facing criminal allegations. For one, it's hard to keep track of everything that's illegal these days, and one false move could land you facing criminal charges. Secondly, numerous individuals get arrested and accused of crimes they didn't commit. Regardless of your situation, if you're facing criminal charges, it's time to familiarize yourself with the various criminal defense strategies that might apply to your situation.

Here are two common criminal defenses that – depending on the facts and circumstances of your case – might help your situation:

1. The admit and explain story: Using the "admit and explain" defense, a defendant will admit to the physical act the prosecution has accused them of performing. However, the defendant will offer additional explanations to reveal why the action wasn't a crime.

2. The outright denial story: Using the "outright denial" story, the defendant will refute the allegations being presented by the prosecution. The defendant might also present evidence or alibis to show why he or she could not have committed the crime. The more irrefutable this evidence happens to be, the easier time the defendant will have in achieving the objective of his or her defense strategy.

These are just a couple of defense strategies that could be useful against allegations related to drug crime, theft crime, fraud and other types of crimes. There are many more that might be useful in your case. As such, it could be beneficial for you to thoroughly review the allegations and evidence being brought against you, the strength of the prosecution's case, the potential consequences of conviction and the various defense strategies that might improve your situation.

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