Police investigations vary from case to case. In some situations, suspects have no idea they are being investigated until they are placed under arrest. Other times, police will make it very clear that they believe a person may be involved with a crime, but that they need to gather more evidence before they can place the suspect under arrest. Either way, it’s important to contact your criminal lawyer as soon as you know you are being investigated by the police in Vista.
Why Your Need a Lawyer While Being Investigated by Police
When you work with skilled criminal attorneys, police work hard to ensure they do not violate any of your constitutional rights. If they do, your defense lawyers will know right away so if the case does go to trial, they can work to have any evidence related to that rights violation suppressed from the record.
Do Not Speak Directly to the Police
Additionally, hiring knowledgeable criminal attorneys will create a barrier between you and the police. It is hardly ever advisable to speak to the police especially without an attorney. Many cases are proven with only the admissions or confessions of a suspect, often without the individual even having knowledge that he was being investigated by the police. If you do have important information to prove your innocence your attorneys can provide this information to the police. That is why it is so important to always discuss the situation with your lawyer before agreeing to speak with the police.
Under Investigation by Police in Vista?
If you believe you are being investigated by police in Vista for a crime, whether or not the police have spoken to you about the matter, please call Peter M. Liss at (760) 643-4050 to schedule a free initial consultation where you can discuss your situation and decide on the best possible method to deal with the police investigation.
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