I don't mean to impugn anyone's character, however.....an actual conversation I heard while walking in front of the city/county building on my way from my office to my car:
"Yeah, I was up on 6 counts of battery, but I beat 'em. I beat those m*#*er f*^#*ers."
Perhaps if you have to phrase your comment about your innocence in terms of "beating" the rap, your innocence should be further questioned.
It's just a thought. I could be wrong.