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Alibi, a defence resorted to where the party accused, in order to prove that he could not have committed the crime with which he is charged, offers evidence that he was in a different place at the time the offence was committed. This defence is not limited to criminal trials, In Scotland it is necessary for the prisoner to give the Crown special notice of such a defence, stating where the prisoner was at the time of the commission of the crime.