If you are under investigation for any crime you don’t have to wait until an arrest before you take action. We offer a comprehensive range of services designed to help prevent an unnecessary arrest from occurring and to minimize any false or misleading evidence the police may try to gather to use against you.
To get started contact our office at 1-888-301-6004. You will be able to schedule a private and confidential appointment with a defense attorney who can explain your rights, answer your questions, and help come up with a strategy to protect your interests. We have experience in assisting those under investigation for offenses such as:
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Workplace Theft
- Murder or other Assaults
- Child Pornography
Here are some of the services which we can offer:
We can help you answer your questions about your circumstances. How serious are the allegations against you? What is the strength of the evidence? What defenses do you have? Are you definitely going to be arrested? What can be done now to help your chances?
Many people are arrested and prosecuted not based on actual evidence obtained by police, but rather based on statements that they made during police questioning. We have seen many instances where individuals face charges or enhancement simply because they attempted to cooperate with law enforcement. The most important thing for you to do if you are under an investigation is to exercise your right to an attorney and remain If you have already spoken with law enforcement it is still important for you to stop doing so, and decline any further questions or consent to any search.
When we are retained for pre-case representation we will provide you with written documentation confirming your established relationship with our office, along with an advisement that you decline to answer questions or consent to any searches. If you are approached by law enforcement simply provide this documentation them to contact your attorney. You shouldn’t say anything else.
Remember: Not saying anything and referring police to your attorney has an entirely different legal effect that saying something else like “I’m not guilty”, or “I don’t know anything about this.”
Gathering Defense Evidence
When law enforcement investigates a crime they frequently stop as soon as they have enough evidence to arrest the first suspect. They don’t always sift through all of the available evidence, and they don’t always look for evidence that can prove someone’s innocence.
We can arrange for a thorough defense investigation to begin as soon as we are retained. This may utilize private investigators, searches of public records, freedom of information act requests, and other sources. The goal is to try to locate, confirm, and save evidence which can be utilized in your defense. This can either be shared with law enforcement to try to minimize the likelihood of an arrest, or depending on the circumstances saved to be utilized at trial.
Bond Court Planning
If an arrest seems imminent (for example if the police have already said that they are presenting the case to a Magistrate), then it makes sense now to plan a strategy to help you obtain a prompt release on bond. We will conduct interviews to gather the information that will help the judge authorize your release from jail and under the most reasonable terms as possible. We can also request a scheduled surrender date to avoid the risk of the police surprising you at your home or place of employment.
Do Not Delay
Your first question may be when do you need to reach out for legal help? The answer is as soon as you realize that you have been accused or are under investigation for any possible crime. Contact us at 1-888-301-6004 to discuss your situation with an attorney today.