Can new evidence get me a new trial?

Q: If you just now realize that your phone has information in it to prove you didn’t do the crime can you use that as new evidence? I was on the phone during the same time the victim claims to have been attacked. I forgot to bring it up so it wasn’t used for trial. Can it be used now for new evidence to get a new trial? (Pittsburgh, PA)

A: Newly discovered exculpatory evidence is admissible and may be used to get a new trial. However, it may not be “new” evidence if you had access to it and knew about it at the time. Your best bet would be to contact a local criminal defense attorney to discuss all of the facts.


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