Alibi, in law, a defense made by the accused in a criminal case. The word alibi is Latin for “elsewhere.” The accused tries to establish that at the time the crime was committed he or she was at some place other than where it was committed.
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It's a pretty straightforward question with an obvious answer, right? Well, yes, until you start peering at both federal and state laws. That's when things start to get interesting.