Sarasota Pre-Charge Investigation Lawyers
If you are facing criminal accusations, you are likely under stress. Allegations made against you or suspicion by law enforcement commonly trigger overwhelming duress and uncertainty. You could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges that can lead to jail or prison time, heavy fines, lengthy probation, and other court-ordered penalties. Your personal life can be threatened and disrupted with the loss of your reputation, affecting your job or career, your social connections, and your family.
At such a time, it is extremely important to put an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. At Fowler Law Group, you can work with a seasoned team that understands the potential consequences you face and will work vigorously to help you avoid charges or have charges or sentencing reduced. Our team has more than 30 years of practice in criminal law. With a former prosecutor on board, we understand how the other side works. We put that experience and our dedication to getting results on your side right from the start — at the pre-charge investigation state.
Discuss your case with a Sarasota pre-charge investigation attorney by contacting Fowler Law Group online or at (941) 900-3100.
The Pre-Charge Investigation Stage
The pre-charge investigation stage consists of the time when you are under investigation by law enforcement for a potential offense. At this stage, you are not subject to formal action or official charges made against you by the local prosecutor. However, you may be brought in for questioning by law enforcement in their search to discover whether you played any part in a crime that has taken place.
Without an attorney by your side, you could make inadvertent mistakes that may result in negative consequences when subject to questioning and probing into your personal life. You may not understand your legal rights or the fact that law enforcement may engage in various tactics against you that are not in your best interests. They may seem “friendly” and accommodating, but their main objective does not involve doing what is best for you. Unfortunately, they may say anything to get you to give them damaging or misconstrued information that can and will be used against you. They may tell you that you don’t need an attorney, for example, or that you are not a suspect when neither of these statements are true.
This is an especially important stage in criminal defense because it gives you the opportunity to get the case against you dismissed. Through proactive communication with law enforcement, your attorney may be able to show that you are not a person of interest in the ongoing investigation.
Even without formal charges, your name may be made public or you may face other undesirable consequences. Having a Sarasota pre-charge investigation lawyer from our firm can help you navigate this stage of your case.
Under investigation for a crime? Don’t wait. Contact Fowler Law Group at (941) 900-3100 to speak with one of our lawyers.
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