People who are being investigated by the police require the assistance of an attorney before they have contact with law enforcement. The need for qualified representation is critical during an investigation. Someone who is under investigation — whether considered suspect of a crime, or merely potential source of information — is often swept up into a devastating felony prosecution because he or she chose to speak to the police without first consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
If you have reason to believe that the police are interested in speaking to you because you were present during the commission of the crime, or because you have particular knowledge about the nature of the crime that is being investigated, the best decision you may ever make is to consult with an attorney before speaking to police. The well-known words of the Miranda Warnings apply to you, and they are as true today as ever:
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning.
Exercising your right to remain silent, and to have an attorney on your side, to be present during any questioning, may be the best decision you'll ever make. Police and prosecutors often make their decision to bring charges primarily on whether the suspect gave a statement, and what the content of such a statement consists of. Having the advice of experienced criminal defense attorneys is often invaluable, and can potentially make the difference between filing and not filing criminal charges.
If you are under investigation, we will be happy to provide you with our opinion, and our services, for the purpose of protecting you to the greatest extent possible from arrest, prosecution, and conviction.
To schedule an initial consultation to discuss any issue with our lawyer, call (520) 882-8852 toll free at (877) 882-8852 or email the firm.