Pre—Arrest Investigation in a Criminal Case:
The investigation stage of a criminal case is the very beginning. Police obtain information regarding an incident or potential criminal activity and investigate the charges. The investigation stage may include questioning of potential defendants and/or witnesses to the incident. It is always imperative to speak to an attorney prior to talking to the police. If you are approached regarding a criminal investigation, invoke your right to counsel and hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you during the investigation process.
Some important evidentiary issues sometimes arise during the investigation stage. If a defendant was questioned without counsel and made incriminating statements to the police, our experienced criminal defense lawyers may file a motion to suppress these statements if the interrogation was custodial in nature and either