Why Should I Have an Attorney for Pre-Arrest and Pre-Charge?
Having an attorney before you’ve been arrested or charged will give you your best chance of getting off without any charges. Hiring a lawyer if you think you’re going to be arrested will help you get the right information and make the right decisions for your case. Pre-charge and pre-arrest lawyers advise clients about what they should and should not say, discuss cases with persecutors to get information that can be helpful in the potential case and they try to influence the decision before and after arrests.
Pre-arrest attorney representation
If you’ve been called in for questioning or are being investigated and you think you are under investigation you should seek the advice of an attorney. If you do in fact need to hire an attorney, they will work to get rid of the criminal charge or reduce the charge if it’s made against you.
Hiring an attorney will also help you avoid making mistakes that could potentially get you into more trouble or put you in greater legal jeopardy. They will also make sure you are aware of your rights and that you are treated fairly. If it does come down to your arrest, they can also arrange the terms of your arrest and negotiate a time and place for you to be arrested. This prevents you from being arrested in public or at work.
Pre-charge attorney representation
After you are arrested, the prosecutor on your case will either decide to for forward with the charge on the police report, file a lesser charge or not file a charge at all. These decisions can take a few days to a few weeks. A pre-charge attorney will try to persuade the prosecutor not to file a charge or to file a lesser charge during this time while also gathering information that can help you in your case.
If you believe you are going to be arrested, speak to an attorney here.