If you are under investigation for a crime, take it very seriously. If you are being questioned by local, state, or federal law enforcement investigators, it is very likely that you will be arrested at some point. If you are being contacted or questioned by investigators, be aware that they are very likely trying to find out information sufficient to build a case against you and arrest you. It is a fact that anything you say can be used against you.
Once a misstep is made with law enforcement, it often cannot be corrected after that fact, even by the most skilled defense attorney. Countless individuals wish they had enlisted the assistance of an attorney prior to answering questions by law enforcement. It is imperative that you obtain legal representation in order to safeguard your rights and assist you in avoiding any missteps during the investigation process.
Hire Experienced Representation To Protect Your Rights
The Law Office of Michael J. Aed will defend your case diligently and will strive to provide the best defense. Get your criminal law questions answered and call our Fresno, CA, office at 559-495-9320.
Resist Talking To Investigators Without Your Attorney
In what is termed the "pre-filing" phase of a criminal case, law enforcement will begin investigating individuals whom they believe committed a crime or whom they suspect may be have been involved in the commission of a crime. Good cop/bad cop is a very real interview or interrogation tactic, so do not be fooled by a friendly investigator who seems sympathetic and seems to be on your side.
Law enforcement officers are hoping that you will slip up and say something that helps them build their case and allows them to arrest you. It is stressful to be investigated, and unfortunately, the stress of the situation leads some people to become extremely talkative. They are hoping that their cooperation will result in law enforcement leaving them alone, but in reality, they are often digging a deeper and deeper hole that may be impossible to climb out of, even with the help of a subsequently hired attorney. It is crucial that you resist the impulse to talk to investigators until after you have consulted with an attorney.
Contact Us Now
Call the Law Office of Michael J. Aed without delay if you have been contacted by law enforcement conducting an investigation. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of those who are charged with serious crimes. Our goal is to prevent you from being arrested.
Email our office or call us 24/7 in Fresno, CA, at 559-495-9320. We will respond promptly.