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Any law savy people out there?
K heres the situation. Yesterday I had a police officer come to my door at like 10pm. I opened, spoke to him, he asked me if i would come outside to talk to him there, I did and was arrested for criminal mischeif.
Heres the situation. they are saying I spray painted someones house, and apparently a bunch of other peoples places got vandalised as well. Now they have three other people they are (I guess) treating as suspects as well. I am charged tho, dunno about the others.
Anyways, there are i guess four other places that were vandalised on the same night around the same time.
My question is, the police officer tried to get me to confess with a statement “There are four other places that were vandalised that night, now you can confess now and speed this up, or the other officers that are investigating those incidents can come back and arrest you four more times.
I of course didnt fall for this, but heres the question… Can I argue in court that since they stated that these all occured at the same time on the same day and they are trying to say that the same people (and me) did it, that they should be treated as one charge? (criminal mischeif over 5000$)
My hope here is that it actually does not add up to more then 5000$ first of all, and second, if there is a different police officer for each of those different locations, that the effects of calling them all into court all on the same day will mitigate some of the officers testimonies as im pretty sure they all wont show up.
so my argument in court would be (assuming they are dumb and try to charge me with all of these around the same time and assuming they even have evidence to prove it) that it would be too difficult for me to call in my alibi’s and witnesses for each of the trials and would cause undue hardship as the time off work and the fact that I am hoping to move across the province soon would be a cause of sevear stress for me and as it is the prosecutors job to prove me guilty this burden should not fall on me.
Would love to hear your oppinions on this situation.
and no i didnt do it, and yes I can come up with an alibi. But their other suspects are trying to lie and say i was there (had a fall out with these people when they were my friends and they hate me… all cause i stopped drinking and having parties and straightened out my life… so this is really not helping lol)
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