One of the worst things that can happen to you is being falsely accused of a crime you did not commit. However, this can happen to anyone. In some cases, the accuser will accuse you out of spite, knowing that you committed no wrong but will accuse you for the sake of doing it. In some cases however, it can be a genuine mistake where the accuser truly believes that it is you that committed the crime and therefore points a finger towards you. While this can be a very fearful and stressful experience, it is important for you to remain calm and look in to ways of dealing with the situation as calmly as possible. In order for you to be convicted of a crime, there has to be evidence and if you have not committed this crime, there will usually be no evidence and therefore, it should all be over soon enough.
You will need to hire a criminal lawyer Adelaide to help you and defend you in court. You may feel like you want to do this yourself but it is vital that you do not attempt to do so as you can end up criminalizing yourself further. While there is a legal and clear cut way for you to get the accusation off your back, put it behind you and restart your life again, if the case is not handled correctly, you can find yourself in trouble and even in the case that you are cleared completely in court, the label can still be on your back and haunt you for the rest of your life if the case is not handled correctly.
You will need to begin by looking at reviews and recommendations for a good and successful solicitor. Adelaide also has centers that will offer you a pro bono lawyer at no charge if you cannot afford to pay for your lawyer however, this may not always be the ideal solution.
If you can somehow get the money together to hire a good lawyer, you can be assured that if you win the case, which should of course be your aim, you can claim your legal fees from the accuser as a penalty for the false accusation. However, you have to also keep in mind that there is a possibility that you may not win and therefore, you will be in great debt to your lawyer which will be another big issue on your back. It is important for you to talk to lawyers, read about the subject and educate yourself before you start defending yourself.