Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney
Being involved in the 'Pre-charge' or 'Investigation Stage'
of a criminal case can have a significantly negative impact on many areas
of your life. This initial stage of the criminal process precedes formal
charges. When law enforcement officers arrest an individual, question
them, and then release that individual without charges, that individual
stands in danger of having the arrest itself recorded on their criminal
record despite not having been convicted. After being arrested, an individual
will be stuck in this pre-charge state until actually charged with a crime,
or until a decision is made by the prosecuting agency to decline prosecution.
If you have been arrested and released without charges, are being sought
in connection with a crime, or are questioned and released by the police,
then you should consult with a Mesa
criminal defense attorney to discuss your rights and legal options.
Protect Your Rights in a Criminal Investigation in
Gilbert & the Entire East Valley
Even if you are completely innocent of the crime under investigation, you
should still seek out competent legal representation to counsel you as
to your rights, the law relevant to your situation and to be present with
you during any questioning by authorities. A professional pre-charge defense
investigation may help to reveal factual deficiencies in the government's
case through independent investigation. A pre-charge investigation may
also help to identify sources of exculpatory evidence which need to be
identified, preserved and/or recorded so that you can demonstrate your
innocence later, in the event you are actually charged.
Mr. Buckallew has extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney and
can help counsel you on the relevant laws, and can provide guidance on
how best to prepare your defense during the pre-charge investigative phase
of your case.
Contact a Mesa pre-charge investigation attorney if you were arrested, questioned or are being sought for questioning in
regards to a crime. Schedule a free initial case evaluation today.