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Can suspects prove their own innocence?

Criminal investigations are inevitably intrusive and difficult; they can last months, if not years. Any associated media exposure will be deeply unpleasant, and will only increase with a charge and criminal litigation.


How might someone under police investigation prevent a charge from being brought and/or their case progressing to a trial?


Rachel Cook offers some suggestions in this article for Fraud Intelligence.


It also discusses the police’s duty to pursue reasonable lines of enquiry, the merits or dangers of engaging with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the basis on which the CPS decides whether to charge or not and the tests it will use to reach that decision, as well as what happens if suspects do not engage.