Consult with a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Before You Are Charged
In cases where you are not immediately arrested and charged with a crime, the police or law enforcement attempt to collect evidence in preparation of filing criminal charges against you. A pre–arrest investigation of criminal activity against you could mean they are speaking with witnesses, securing or executing search warrants on your home or property, or even wanting to question you about the reported criminal activity.
It would be in your best interest to immediately consult with a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer once you become aware that a criminal investigation against you has started. Your criminal lawyer could attempt to speak with investigating police officers or prosecutors directly and attempt to determine how and why you are being investigating.
The Police, and sometimes even the prosecutor, may contact you and wish to question you about the criminal activity. Many people mistakenly believe that if they agree to speak to the police before they are charged and appear to cooperate with their investigation without a criminal attorney, then they might be able to innocently explain the accusation and talk their way out of getting charged with a crime. In the vast majority of cases, the accused ends up getting charged with a crime anyways, and what he believed to be innocent statements are suddenly the prosecutors strongest evidence against him.
For this reason, if you are contacted by the police, it is very important to know that you have a right to speak to a defense lawyer prior to any questioning, and to have your lawyer present during any such questioning. You also have the right to remain silent, and that anything you say to the police could be used against you in court if you are eventually charged with a crime. There is a reason why you are afforded these fundamental Constitutional Rights. They ensure your protection from self–incrimination and are often the difference between going home or going to jail.
By retaining a criminal lawyer at even this early stage, Boston Criminal Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis can protect your Constitutional rights and protect you from unnecessarily or unknowingly providing police with evidence that could strengthen their criminal investigation against you. By also using resources, such as an independent investigator, exculpatory evidence could be uncovered and produced to the police and prosecutor so criminal charges will not be filed against you.
Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 to answer your questions and assist you in any pre–arrest investigations. To schedule a Free Consultation, e–mail him or call him directly at 617–325–9500.