An Alibi is a defense in criminal cases. In South Florida, and all of its jurisdictions, such as Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Broward County, Dade County and Palm Beach County, a person accused of a crime can use the criminal defense of alibi in court.
An alibi in an allegation by the defendant, proving its innocence, by proving he or she was not at the time and place where the crime was actually committed.
For example, let’s say that someone was murdered at the corner of 53rd and 3rd avenue on October 12th at 3:30pm. And you are one of the main suspects. Now let’s assume that on October 12th at 3:30pm you were at your grandmother’s house. An alibi then would be for your grandmother to testify in your favor, stating that you were with her at that time, which means you weren’t present at the time the crime was committed.
If you or someone you know is being accused of crime and you have proof that you were not present at the time, you should call an experienced criminal defense attorney in South Florida.