Being accused of fraudulent acts can be frustrating and threatening. If you’re found guilty, you could face harsh fines and penalties including imprisonment.
This year, election fraud has been a major issue in the news and continues to be a headliner. Recently, a judge in Ramsey County determined that an effort to challenge the state’s election results would not be heard, throwing out the case.
The case lacked merit and wasn’t properly filed
Though it might seem like a technicality, in this case, the judge states that the challenges to the 2020 election results did not have any significant basis. The case also had not been filed correctly, leading to the entire lawsuit being thrown out.
The lawsuit was brought because of questions about the voting technology that had been used in several counties in the state. The voting system, however, had cleared both state and federal certification. By being unable to show how any potential irregularities would have impacted the election’s outcome, the case was dismissed.
Seemingly small filing issues or trouble with a case can help defeat fraud allegations
It’s important to look at cases like this because it shows how small filing issues or problems presenting a solid case can end up costing the prosecution its case. If you’re facing charges for fraud, your attorney will also look for errors made while filing as well as being sure that the prosecution has enough of a case to file a claim against you. Although it may seem like you’re being scrutinized or are under attack, the truth is that both sides are responsible for their actions. The prosecution needs to have a strong basis for a case. If it doesn’t, it could be thrown out.