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An alibi is a legal defense strategy used to prove that a person was not present at the scene of a crime when it occurred. It involves demonstrating that the accused individual was in a different location or engaged in a different activity at the time of the alleged offense. Establishing a strong alibi is crucial in establishing reasonable doubt about a person’s guilt.

To establish an alibi, individuals often rely on corroborating evidence such as eyewitness accounts, surveillance footage, receipts, phone records, or other documents that can verify their whereabouts during the relevant time period. The alibi needs to be credible and supported by reliable evidence to be effective in a legal context.

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