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How your smart devices could help your alibi

Dealing with criminal charges is difficult enough, but having to go through a criminal trial is even harder. The process is long and emotionally taxing, and the prosecution can be overbearing and relentless to get you to crack under pressure. There may seem like no hope.

However, with a strong defense, you may be able to obtain a better outcome than you expected. Part of that defense includes having a solid alibi, which is not as easy as it sounds. However, the latest tech fads have provided another means of backing up your whereabouts and timeline of events.

Devices useful for court

Examples of devices that have made a difference in criminal cases include the following:

  • Cellphones
  • Smartwatches
  • Fitness trackers
  • Voice-activated speakers

In fact, the last one ended up being pivotal in a recent Arkansas murder case. A man held a party at his home, and the next morning, a guest was found dead in the hot tub. The party host faced forceful accusations of murder. Law enforcement wanted to use evidence from his Amazon Echo to prove that he was guilty. Amazon at first was unwilling to comply with handing over the customer's information due to its policy to protect privacy, but the man allowed it. 

Police reviewed the evidence, along with the data from other technology, such as his smart water meter. In the end, the prosecution found that the information was not as conclusive as it had hoped but rather led to "more than one reasonable explanation." The prosecution ended up dropping the case against the Arkansas man.

Additional devices that can offer evidence

It is not just these tech fads that can support your claims. Even medical devices such as a pacemaker can provide useful information to strengthen an alibi. Your defense team can help you find the items that will benefit your case and increase the prevention of injustice.

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