In most criminal cases, there is a "pre-arrest" investigation in which police investigators work to collect all of the facts and evidence to provide to prosecutors so that charges may be filed. If you are under investigation, we understand that it is natural to want to "hide out" and simply take no action until the time comes that it is necessary. This is not recommended; the sooner you consult with an experienced Orlando pre-arrest investigation attorney, the sooner work can begin to build an effective defense and begin preparing to fight any potential charges.
While being under investigation does not necessarily mean you will be arrested or charged, in most cases it does. This is another reason you should consult with a capable attorney, who will investigate on your behalf and take the necessary steps in an attempt to prevent charges being filed. In some cases, it may be possible to convince prosecutors to file charges that are less severe, which often results in penalties that are less harsh. By taking no action at all when you are under investigation, you are putting your freedom, legal rights, and future in jeopardy. We urge you to contact the Orlando criminal defense attorneys at Adams & Luka immediately.Reasons Why You Should Consult with a Lawyer When Under Investigation in Central Florida
When you are under investigation, no doubt police investigators will want to talk with you. Unfortunately, many people forget that they have the right to remain silent. Police use various tactics in an effort to get you to cooperate, or claim their questions are "routine." You could, in fact, be setting yourself up for an arrest by saying something seemingly innocent. Police want your confidence, and will act as though they are on your side. They are not. By working with one of our skilled lawyers, you will have the legal support and guidance to ensure you are protected and do not make any missteps in the course of being investigated that could prove detrimental to your case.
Additionally, for those who are arrested or charged with a crime and convicted, we can advise you of various legal options and possible alternatives to jail, such as probation, house arrest (community control), work release programs, etc.
If you or a loved one are under investigation, it is vital you take action to protect your freedom and legal rights immediately. The time when you are being investigated is not the time to sit back and relax, and wait for the ball to drop. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando criminal defense team will work vigorously in order to avoid charges being filed, and provide you with competent, aggressive legal counsel. Call us immediately for a free consultation at (407)872-0307 or (352)787-2101.