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Synonyms for alibi

Synonyms for alibi

(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question

a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

exonerate by means of an alibi

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Criminal defense counsel has an ethical duty to contact potential alibi witnesses identified by clients regardless of whether the testimony would fall within the lawyers' trial strategy, many well-known Maryland defense attorneys argued this week in urging the state's top court to order the retrial of convicted murderer and podcast star Adnan Syed.
DEATH IN PARADISE Alibi, 8pm THE fashion world comes to Saint-Marie, with a catwalk show and some supermodels.
How would jurors, police investigators, and judges react to salacious alibis? In impression management research it has been suggested that, typically, people are concerned about what others think of them and like to project positive images of themselves to others (Leary & Kowalski, 1990).
The current study examined generated alibis in which individuals displayed a large variety of speech patterns.
"Tears, Lies, and Alibis" marks the follow-up to her 2008 Dusty Springfield tribute "Just a Little Lovin ," which was released by Lost Highway Records.
"I'm going to sue these guys," said owner of C and H Auto Center Mario Dorantes, who was recently targeted by Alibis and Paybacks.
Shame they didn't give her a bionic brain while they were at it: her alibi for her weekend away fails the most basic test.
But now they have come up with a new range of World Cup alibis for love-cheats.
But sooner or later someone will have to write a real history and undertake a real analysis, stripping away the flattering alibis to reveal just how many clothes the emperor really wears.
Perfect Alibis by Jane Wenham-Jones (Bantam, pounds 5.99)
Presiding Judge Toru Teshima said that while bullying was common at the school, the alibis of the former students were believable, and questioned the credibility of statements by witnesses who claimed to have seen the bullying.
During police interviews Aston produced alibis for the days of the crimes, including saying he was with his father.
PARMA'S multi-millionaire chief Calisto Tanzi has warned coach Alberto Malesani that defeat from Rangers is unthinkable and promised: There will be no alibis.
between January and March 1993." Also Wednesday, Anwar's lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah said the latest amendment has jeopardized their defense because they have prepared "solid alibis" based on the previous charge.