Mark is accused of a Murder committed between 1pm-2pm on March 10th. However, at that time, Mark 100% has an alibi for something else he was doing (which isn't exactly legal). For example
- Mark was doing meth in front of his buddy Bob
- Mark was beating his wife Wendy
What is Mark supposed to do? Admit to his other crime as an alibi to get him off the hook for what he's accused of? If one admits to other crimes during a trial, will that get added on to the crimes he's being tried for? Or will Mark get acquitted for murder, but immediately be put on trial for the other crime he admitted to? Or what?
My gut tells me that Mark's best course of action is to weigh the consequences for what he's convicted of against what he would be admitting to. Is that right?