Cops lie. Court employees lie. Prosecutors lie. Crime labs lie. The mainstream media usually accepts these lies without question and passes them along, in the form of “press releases” or statements by those government employees, to a gullible public.
The “information” is created by those who want their target to look guilty as possible, so the truth will be twisted (or ripped apart) to give the appearance of guilt. This misinformation is then passed along without fact-checking and spread to those who hunger for drama and don’t care about the truth, but only want to think the worst.
And that doesn’t even address the issue of whether the “law” said to have been broken was counterfeit.
This is why I never believe police reports or arrest reports without first-hand knowledge. I assume they are not completely truthful.
I know of a guy who got into this position, and was deceptively smeared by the cops and their co-conspirators, a while back.
But, as he said to me, what can you do when this happens?
Very few people care about the truth, and too many people automatically believe the liars in government.