If you find out you are being investigated for a crime, you need to seek representation as soon as possible. Every criminal case begins with a criminal investigation. Sometimes those investigations are short and sometimes they are long and involved investigations.
Many times you will not know that you are being investigated for any crimes when you are finally arrested you realize that the investigation had been going on for quite some time, and you never knew you were the target of an investigation.
Law Enforcement may ask you to cooperate in the investigation or question you regarding the investigation. it is important to have a criminal defense attorney any time you are dealing with law enforcement in any way, even if it is before you have been contacted by law enforcement.
Police investigations can be conducted by many different law enforcement agencies, Sheriffs Department, Police Departments, or State and Federal Agencies. And once Law Enforcement contacts you, you should contact an Attorney to determine your rights.
Police are trained to make arrest and put people in jail they are not advocates for you or your best interest.
DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY DURING THE INVESTIGATION?
Yes, I have heard Defense Attorneys sometimes tell people well call me once charges are filed and I can help you. Do not listen to this advice, it is wrongheaded and simply poor legal advice that could seriously hurt your chances of keeping your freedom. The legal system is a vast complicated system with many different angles. As stated above the police are not your Attorneys and do not have your best interest in mind. It is simply not there job to be your Attorney it is there job to put people in jail Therefore, you need an Attorney that is experienced and has dealt with those kind of cased before. So if you find out that you are being investigated give our office a call as soon as possible.