Before Your Arrest: What You Need to Do
Serving Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, and Humboldt
Counties. If you are being investigated, don't just wait to be arrested
before you decide to hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Instead,
get one step ahead of the prosecution by hiring a lawyer right away. With
the right attorney on your side, you may be able to combat the pre-arrest
investigation before you are even called into the court.
The district attorney's office and the United States Attorney's
Office both require that law enforcement agencies put together a complete
and thorough investigative packet prior to filing criminal charges. This
requirement means that they have to have compelling evidence prior to
actually filing charges against you.
If you hire an attorney to help you in this stage of the investigation,
you may be at a unique advantage. By starting with your defense early
on, your attorney can negotiate with the prosecution and help you with
your case. We may even be able to end your case before it starts and help
you avoid time in court!
Exercise Your Rights: Contact Our Criminal Lawyers
Anything that you say prior to your arrest can still be used against you.
Even before you have been arrested and read your Miranda rights, you have
the right to hire a criminal attorney to help you insulate yourself from
authorities. A skilled attorney can personally accompany you to pre-arrest
interviews and advise you as to whether you should cooperate with an investigation
or should remain silent.
Being accused of a crime is an emotional ordeal.
We can remain calm and counsel you through your situation. We understand
that there are times when you may not know what to do when you are being
investigated. We fully understand the California legal system and can
make sure that you don't incur extra penalties on yourself as you
navigate through the investigation.
successfully handled more than 12,000 criminal cases. Together, the attorneys at our firm have 150 years of experience that
they can put into your case. Don't hesitate to talk with a criminal
defense lawyer at our firm. With six centrally located offices, our firm
is able to help people in Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties.
Contact our Northern California criminal law firm today. We offer
free case evaluations!