Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean that you will necessarily be found guilty. There are many ways to build a defense that can either result in the charges against you being reduced in severity or, in some cases, dismissed altogether. Acquittal for a crime means that the charges against you are dismissed, and it is the ultimate goal for individuals who plead “not guilty” to charges.
If you have been arrested for a crime, you need to contact an attorney to help you fight your charges. Contact the San Jose criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today at (408) 296-4100 for a free consultation
Reasons for Acquittal
There are two main types of jury acquittal: delivering a verdict of “not guilty” or “not proven.” The following are some of the reasons people will be acquitted of their charges:
- Insufficient evidence
- Wrongful arrest
- Insanity plea
You cannot be charged with the same crime twice. The attempt to be charged again is known as “double jeopardy.” Because of double jeopardy laws, if you are acquitted of a crime, you are free from the charges and cannot be taken back to court on the same charge, even if new evidence is found.
In order to be acquitted of a crime, you must build a strong defense and have experienced representation by your side working tirelessly on your behalf. The San Jose criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., have years of experience helping clients defend themselves from the potentially harsh penalties of conviction. Contact the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today at (408) 296-4100 for the representation you need.