Criminal Investigations in Los Angeles, CA
If you are under investigation for a crime, but law enforcement have not pursued charges, you may ask yourself, do I need a criminal defense attorney? The short answer to this question is "yes." If you are under investigation, a criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid criminal charges and – if you are charged – defend your rights in court.
Law enforcement investigates an individual when they suspect that he / she committed a criminal offense. In other words, the police may have a reason to believe that you are guilty of a serious criminal offense if they begin an investigation. It is vital to contact an attorney during the investigation process to protect your rights.
Under Investigation in LA? We Are Here to Help.
At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP we are well-versed in criminal defense. We understand the criminal process, including police investigations. We can help you avoid common pitfalls and mistakes during this time so that you stand the best chance of protecting your future from an unnecessary arrest or conviction. In the past, we have successfully helped clients avoid criminal charges during the investigation process by intervening before charges are filed. Don't wait until your future and your freedom are on the line; speak with our team today for the legal guidance that you need.
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"What Are My Rights During a Police Investigation?"
- You have the right to remain silent
- You are not obligated to give a statement to the police
- You have the right to an attorney
"What Should I Do If Police Question Me?"
If law enforcement officers start asking questions, it is vital for you to understand your Miranda rights. Simply put, your Miranda rights state that anything you say during a police investigation can be used against you in court. Thus, you are not obligated to answer questions that could bring your innocence into question; you do not have to answer incriminating questions.
If police officers begin asking questions, immediately call a criminal defense attorney. If you are under investigation in the greater Los Angeles area, speak to a legal representative from Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP today. Our criminal defense team has handled more than 200 jury trials and has over five decades of cumulative legal experience. Let us put our knowledge to work for your case!
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