Are You Under Investigation For An Alleged Crime?
It’s unsettling to discover that authorities suspect you of committing a crime. Your life is disrupted. You may have to put plans on hold, and you find that some of your friends are avoiding you. You sit and wait, while others seem to be deciding your fate.
You may feel helpless — but you’re not. You can take charge by contacting an experienced attorney who will provide the legal advice you need. The law firm of Herbert Weston & Tanya Weston, Criminal Lawyers, in Vista, California, will listen to you and give you solid representation. We are reliable, determined and detail-oriented. With more than 50 years’ experience focused on criminal law, our team knows how investigators work and how to help you avoid their traps.
Practical Pointers If You’re Investigated
Our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers have an excellent grasp of the investigation process and the legal ramifications of an official charge. Here are some key things you should do if you are under investigation:
- Don’t speak to the police on your own. Make sure that your attorney is with you during police interrogations. You do not want to say anything that may be self-incriminating.
- Learn everything that you can about the case. Turn to your attorney for advice and insight.
- Assemble all documents related to the case and review them with your attorney. If investigators request specific documents, only provide them if your attorney says that it is legally required.
- Avoid talking to other people or making comments on social media. This can backfire. And especially don’t contact any potential witnesses. Doing so could lead to additional charges such as obstruction of justice or witness tampering.
A Criminal Investigation Need Not Be Intimidating
If you are under investigation, we will work with you and review what would be the best steps for you to take. If you are actually charged with a crime, we can also help you weigh your options. Is it wiser to pursue a plea bargain agreement to reduce charges? Or would it be wiser to take your case to jury trial? We can advise you at every step.
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