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Pre-Charge Investigation

Pre-Charge Investigations

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 Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, 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.  
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We hired Trent Buckallew to represent our son following a second MIP ticket he received while in college. Mr. Buckallew kept us informed throughout all proceedings and helped us receive the satisfactory outcome of dropped charges in exchange for taking an alcohol awareness class. He was personable, knowledgeable and treated our small case with care and compassion. We would highly recommend him to anyone in need of representation. SR
Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into the case against (client's name). We sincerely appreciate the great job you did. We are praying this is the end of it. Thanks again so very much. This was such a difficult time for our family. LN
I'm finally 100% clear of the problem that started our relationship. I cannot thank you enough for handling my case and expungement. I have a great sense of new beginnings and don't have to let my past affect my future. My freedom is priceless. TM
I appreciate everything you were able to accomplish for my father and will certainly be referring Mr. Buckallew to anyone I know who may be in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney. CM
Trent handled cases for me on two different occasions involving tickets for seat belt violations in commercial vehicles. Very happy with results. All charges dismissed. One case in Flagstaff and one case in Gilbert Court. KF