I am under a police investigation but have not been charged. Do I need a lawyer?
If the police are starting to ask you questions, but haven't charged you with any crime yet, it is definitely time to hire an aggressive defense lawyer. We also offer "pre-file" services to help you protect your rights against self-incrimination.
Hiring a lawyer before arrest often results in CHARGES NOT BEING FILED AT ALL with no mark on a person’s criminal record. In the event that charges are filed, fees are fully credited toward our aggressive defense of the case.
Don't wait to find out what the police and prosecutors plan to do next. Contact us immediately. You need an aggressive, experienced defense team fighting for you.
You Have the Right to Remain Silent, But...
Most people know from watching police drama shows in which a cop “reads” someone their Miranda Rights that citizens have the right to remain silent. But most people also do not understand exactly what that means.
After you are read your rights, anything you say can also be used against you. But if the police question you before reading you your rights, anything you say can be used as evidence against you if you are later charged.
Before you answer any questions during an investigation, formal or informal, be sure you have an attorney representing you.
Why do I need a lawyer?
Police investigate someone because they have a suspicion the person may be guilty of a crime, or know about a crime someone else has committed. If you are being investigated by the police you have reason to be concerned about why they are questioning you.
Don't be fooled. Police investigators are trained professionals that know how to trick people into offering information using a variety of tactics. They may play "good cop, bad cop” or tell you if you don’t cooperate you will be arrested. They may also tell you that their questions are "routine" and that by simply answering them you can clear your name.
Do not trust the police if you are being questioned about a crime. They could be trying to build a case against you before you are even charged with a crime.
A common tactic is to simply pretend to be concerned about you winning your confidence and getting you to talk to them as if they were your friend.
The only person you should trust to guide you through a police investigation is your own criminal defense lawyer.
Our Michigan Defense Attorneys Can Help You Get Through a Police Investigation
Whether or not you are actually charged with a crime depends on many factors, but having an attorney by your side will help you avoid incriminating yourself, and reduce your chances of being charged. If you are charged with a crime, our attorneys will be there every step of the way to ensure that the police and prosecutors do not abuse your rights.
The time to call our law offices is while you are still under investigation. Don’t wait until you have been charged. Contact our criminal defense team today for an aggressive, experienced lawyer that will be your advocate and stand up to police.