Although many clients first develop their need for an attorney after they have been charged with a criminal offense, sometimes you may be aware that the police are conducting an investigation against you before charges have been submitted. In these situations, it may be important to contact an attorney to help you. Attorney Michael B. Brown has experience handling pre-charge investigations and can give you the best chance to avoid prosecution and assert your innocence.
While being investigated, it is important to remember that you have the right to remain silent. The 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution protects you from having to give any information to police officers regarding your involvement – or lack of involvement – with any criminal activity. Incriminating statements are considered some of the best evidence of a crime, and police are well trained to get statements from criminal suspects. Police will often tell the subject of their investigation that providing one’s side of the story is in their best interest. This is not necessarily true. Anything said to police can be used in court. Surprisingly, while many people are generally aware of these rights, most people give them up and make incriminating statements to police during an investigation.
Don’t make the mistake of waiting until you have been charged with a criminal offense to call an attorney. If investigators try to ask you questions, contact the Law Office of Michael B. Brown immediately. We can begin to help you before you are actually accused. If you inform police that you wish for all questions to go through your attorney, they are required, as a matter of law, to stop questioning you.
Facing an investigating is a frightening and confusing situation. Our firm can help you protect your rights and give you the best chance of avoiding arrest. Depending on the circumstances of the offense the police are investigating, we can also begin our own investigation and evidence-gathering to help prove your innocence if a crime is ultimately charged. If you are being investigated for a crime, contact the Law Office of Michael B. Brown immediately. We will help you understand the process and take control of your future.