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I am sorry to hear about your situation. The State has the burden of proof in a criminal case, to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The defendant does not have to prove their innocence. If the State lacked the necessary evidence to proceed to trial and is unable to prove their case, the charges are likely to be dismissed or amended to something, which the evidence can support. It is possible that your attorney will want your to testify or provide them with any evidence you may have, to support your position, so you should gather it and let them review it, once they are appointed. Prior to July 10th, you want to stay away from your neighbor and do not get involved with them any longer.
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