What to do if you suspect the police of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence?
- May 18, 2022 3:36 pm
- Written by admingl
- Categories: Criminal Defense | Evidence | Legal Advice | Police
You would never dream of tampering or fabricating evidence…but what happens when you suspect the law of committing a criminal act to further their case against you?
Unfortunately, not all law enforcement officers or state attorneys are honest and ethical. There’s bad apples in every profession, and more times then we’d like to admit, evidence does get tampered with or fabricated.
The first step is contacting a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney. They will know how to approach this accusation in the right way, and through the right legal channels.
It will be your burden to prove that law enforcement tampered with evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. To do that, your criminal defense attorney will look to prove the following elements:
- Intent of the accused officer(s) mind to interfere with evidence and that it was not ‘accidental’.
- That the officer(s) knowingly tampered with evidence.
- Evidence or proof of the act.
- That the officer(s) were aware of a pending or potential investigation into you.
If the above elements can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, you may have a strong case against those officers, as well as a means to have your charges and case dismissed.