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What would you do if you were falsely accused of a crime?

In the newspaper…on TV…you here about a person who spent years in prison for a crime they did not commit. If they did not commit the crime…they were some where else when the crime was committed. Can that person prove where they were (at work, shopping at the grocery store, at McDonalds, home sleep etc.) Are you aware of where you are every minute of the day? Do you save your receipts or ATM slips to prove that you ran down to the convenient store for a gallon of milk at the time the crime took place. I have never been falsely accused of a crime (thank goodness) What would you do if you were falsely accused of a crime?

I had my life flushed down the toilet by false accusations from a corrupt cop, (ironically I worked with this person professionally, I was in Corrections at the time), so I'm living the dream! I'm being cynical mind you.
Basically, it was my word versus that cop and his "buddies" and I lost.
So, as such, because of this accusation, I cannot work because no-one will hire me, I have no life, no money, no friends and I just celebrated my most miserable birthday 2 days ago, my 40-ith.
This accusation took my life, my home, my marriage from me and flushed it down the toilet, I used to love life and the people in it. Now, I trust no-one and hate everything.
So, what would I do about it? There is nothing one can do except piss and moan, a ton.
I was, and still am, a person who readily admits to any and all mistakes I've made in my life, I've made my share of them. I will not admit to anything I haven't done, both good and bad.
In Corrections as a Lieutenant I used to hear "Oh, I'm innocent!" at least once per day and I always told them, "Tell it to the Judge who sentenced you.". Ah the sweet irony of my ignorance. I used to love my job, I drove the State bus and transferred the inmates from institution to institution, and what I wouldn't give for another try at a life again. I mentioned this the other day, I firmly believe as a result of this "incident" I would be a much better officer because now I truly understand both sides of law enforcement. Sadly, my life has been reduced to a piece of paper, a falsified police report. Every time I apply for a job requiring a background check, (all good employers do one), that damn report turns up. I donated thousands of dollars to my home church, and the people down on their luck anonomously, because I didn't want to hurt their pride, or be prideful myself. Now, I'm the one who needs a bit of help and can I get it? Umm, NO!
So yeah, I'm just a bit angry about this whole thing. It has been almost 5 years and I remember it like yesterday. I cannot forget the last day of my "real" life. I've been told a thousand times, "Just move on, forget it", well, people, it ain't that easy. I wish it were.
And for all of you who think I'm "stretching" the truth, or "lying" about this, think again, I bristle at the thought of someone calling me a liar. The one thing that cannot be taken from me is my integrity and I will NOT give it away.

15 Responses to “What would you do if you were falsely accused of a crime?”

  1. British Scooterboy Says:

    Go commit the crime I was accused of?
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  2. Mr. Know It All Says:

    I have been falsly accused of a crime. I never had the chance to explain myself, the court appointed me an attorney, the attorney 'bargained' a deal with the judge, I never had a chance to speak in court, boom, done, next.
    Not a damn thing I could do about it.
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  3. regerugged Says:

    Defend myself.
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  4. maria.mcgrath68 Says:

    not that this has ever happend to me either thank god, but what i would do is STAND MY GROUND as i wouldnt be accused of something i have NOT done. Get a good lawyer. Nowadays they have cameras everywhere so hopefully it could be proven that the person was not at fault.
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  5. Martin S Says:

    first ask your self what do you do every second of every day? if your like any normal teen or business person or you have a life, you are most likely texting nonstop. due to 9/11 and regulations by all those 3 letter places (DOD,FBI,NSA,CIA,HLS,etc) your phones now have gps built in. if you can prove you were texting at the time of the crime and they have the gps coordinates along with the time of the text messages and/or the cell towers that were used to transmit the data then along with security cameras, traffic cams, city cams, local home security cameras of your neighbors that might have caught you on film, receipts, eye witnesses that you were somewhere else… etc all these together might make a case. I warn you though the people that will be against you in court can also use these same methods against you if you really did commit the crime. Also time encoded security camera footage is the best because its very hard to fake, but check your local regulations for court to see if it will stand up at all. Even if it wont, get it anyways. If you come to court with tons of evidence that you weren't there it looks better than if you come with just a few things.
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    I am my own source.

  6. eentweedrievier2007 Says:

    Step 1) Get a lawyer.
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  7. whitefangz1 Says:

    If I was falsely accused of a crime I would first wait until the bus transporting me to prison crashed and got hit by a train. I would then make my escape after saving the life of one of the guards. I would use the connections I made as a prestigious doctor to track down leads that would ultimately lead me to the one-armed man who killed my wife. Then I would battle my ex-friend who hired the man to kill my wife. Tommy Lee Jones would come in at the last minute to witness the other mans confession and he would take care of everything from there.
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  8. little_whipped_mousey Says:

    Defend myself and expect justice to prevail, it almost always does. The odds of being falsely convicted of a crime that you had nothing to do with ,with no criminal past is almost too small to even be worth considering. An innocent man going to prison is almost unheard of and except for the huge press todo about it when a case happens and the huge noise made by a few "amnesty groups" with their own agendas,it shouldnt even be a news item it happens so rarely..and even of the cases they make such a huge deal out of, very few of those were actually proven not to have committed the crime, all that happend was some piece of evidence was shown to not fit or to not be conclusive.usually other evidence was destroyed or misplaced (normally evidence is tossed after conviction and if it is stored,well how many people cant find something they put in storage last fall each year,let alone one boxout of 10,000 cases that happend 10-30yrs ago),witnesses die,memories get fuzzy and DNA evidence gets contaminated,misplaced,tampered with etc,or other supporting evidence that the police had wasnt introduced at trial or wasnt saved as they felt they had plenty and on review now ,with the DNA tossed they dont have the other evidence to prove the guy really did it…the odds of being prosecuted for something you didnt do are extremely low and being convicted in a fair trial so unlikely as to be nearly impossible,tho it does very rarely happen.
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    Ive been accused of several things I didnt do, everytime the police investigation cleared me, the system maybe a little flawed,however it works and its still the best system there is available anywhere.

  9. Mr. Versatile Says:

    I had my life flushed down the toilet by false accusations from a corrupt cop, (ironically I worked with this person professionally, I was in Corrections at the time), so I'm living the dream! I'm being cynical mind you.
    Basically, it was my word versus that cop and his "buddies" and I lost.
    So, as such, because of this accusation, I cannot work because no-one will hire me, I have no life, no money, no friends and I just celebrated my most miserable birthday 2 days ago, my 40-ith.
    This accusation took my life, my home, my marriage from me and flushed it down the toilet, I used to love life and the people in it. Now, I trust no-one and hate everything.
    So, what would I do about it? There is nothing one can do except piss and moan, a ton.
    I was, and still am, a person who readily admits to any and all mistakes I've made in my life, I've made my share of them. I will not admit to anything I haven't done, both good and bad.
    In Corrections as a Lieutenant I used to hear "Oh, I'm innocent!" at least once per day and I always told them, "Tell it to the Judge who sentenced you.". Ah the sweet irony of my ignorance. I used to love my job, I drove the State bus and transferred the inmates from institution to institution, and what I wouldn't give for another try at a life again. I mentioned this the other day, I firmly believe as a result of this "incident" I would be a much better officer because now I truly understand both sides of law enforcement. Sadly, my life has been reduced to a piece of paper, a falsified police report. Every time I apply for a job requiring a background check, (all good employers do one), that damn report turns up. I donated thousands of dollars to my home church, and the people down on their luck anonomously, because I didn't want to hurt their pride, or be prideful myself. Now, I'm the one who needs a bit of help and can I get it? Umm, NO!
    So yeah, I'm just a bit angry about this whole thing. It has been almost 5 years and I remember it like yesterday. I cannot forget the last day of my "real" life. I've been told a thousand times, "Just move on, forget it", well, people, it ain't that easy. I wish it were.
    And for all of you who think I'm "stretching" the truth, or "lying" about this, think again, I bristle at the thought of someone calling me a liar. The one thing that cannot be taken from me is my integrity and I will NOT give it away.
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    I would include the County and State here, but I don't want to get sued also, of course I have no money, can't get blood from a turnip.

  10. can I hug you? Says:

    it can be hard. I was reading a story about a boy that was falsely accused of the rape. he and a girl both had consensual sex, but they were both drunk. boy is average, but the girl is popular in school, so when the girls friends caught her having sex, she started screaming and reported him for rape. she did a rape kit, she has witnesses and now the boys life is ruined, just because she wants to keep her high reputation.

    I'm really wondering what can you do in a case like this.
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  11. George C Says:

    I have been falsely accused several times.

    First of all: ALWAYS ISSUE A DENIAL. If you don't, it will be assumed that you are guilty.

    If anyone continues to falsely accuse; threaten to call a lawyer. It is defamation of character and you can sue them. You need to always protect your reputation.
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    Life experience.

  12. In pursuit of Excellence Says:

    I can completely understand and if someone has not walked in your shoes it’s difficult for them feel your pain, but they do have an opinion so don’t take it personal. A very similar situation happened to me when I defended myself, and cameras were on the property that caught the incident. Unfortunately for me the person I had the issue with ended up being the manager of the company and life long friends of one of the police officers that arrived. Well, the video evidence was edited. Yes, the first assault done to me with my back turned was deleted. So, they tried to make the evidence look as I was the aggressor. I even hired three independent experts that trained 95% of the police video experts in this state, but when it came down to my trial the courts would not let me use them. Yes, I was railroaded as well and filing an appeal and or post conviction relief will cost me big but I what choice do one have when you know you’re innocent and your life and career has hit a road block. Don’t give up on yourself because if you do they have won.

  13. Debra Chuhralya Says:

    I don’t know what to do. I have also been wrongfully accused and convicted. I have been arrested three times on my property, and can receive help from no one.

    I understand how this poster feels, for I my heart, soul and life have been unjustly taken from me also.

    Time is suppose to heal all wounds, but I don’t feel any healing.

    My life is gone. I wish God would call me home.

  14. Tori Wardlow Says:

    My heart goes out to anyone being falsely accused of a crime they didnt commit as im going threw the same situation myself. You feel alone and theres no one to help you. It takes lots of money for a good laywer and most middle classed people cant afford a lawyer.You also feel cheated but most of all you feel discusted with the whole intire justice system and I mean sick to your stomich to the point that ill never ever again have faith or any trust in our justice system.This has opened my eyes to so much and the only person you can rely on is god and I have with all my heart. I was in county jail for almost 2 years and just got out on a miss trial.I thank god every day for my life and I dont take not one moment in my life for granite. I still have to go to trial in April and I tell myself that some way some how the truth will prevail. I only pray it does. My heart and life has been broken over this and I pray no one ever has to go threw any of this. It is like a nightmere that you cant excape so to anyone out there who is being wrongfully accused of something you didnt do I only pray that the truth will some how come out in the end.This is by far a terrifying situation to exserience. So until my next trial date I will contue to pray and try to stay strong and hope that I will soon be set free of this nightmere.

  15. Teresa Says:

    Jesus loves you and he can give you your life back we need to forgive our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.

    Debra you still have a future and a hope turn your life over to Jesus get a bible and start reading it. The Word of God will bring peace of mind and healing of soul. God Bless you Dear.

    Jesus is more real than you might know and he is coming back don’t be the ones who get left behind. He knows and uderstands all of your pain for he was falsely accused himself in our place for our sins. Jesus should know more than anyone on how you feel.

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