I am being investigated in MA for a crime and/or have been called by a police officer or investigator, what should I do?
This is a critical stage of your potential case, and you should call an attorney to discuss the facts and circumstances that have led to this point. It is never too soon to call a criminal defense lawyer, and it is very important to do so as soon as possible. Even innocent or offhand comments can adversely affect your case down the line.
Examples of these types of situations include calls from police officers to come in and give your side of a story, supervisors confronting you at work, and police showing up at your door. In these types of situations, it is important to remember that protecting yourself should be your main priority. Consulting a lawyer at the very first sign of accusation is the best way to do that.
A common concern is that getting a lawyer at this stage will look suspicious. Even if it does heighten suspicions, that is better than making statements that will hurt you further down the road. It is all too common that persons say things thinking that that statement is clever or strategic and it later comes back to bite them. A lawyer will be able to tell you whether it is safe to talk or whether it would be a wiser move to stay quiet and listen. A lot of people think that this is what Miranda warnings are for, but that is not always the case. Police are the only ones who have to concern themselves with Miranda warnings. Your supervisor or boss does not. Further, Miranda case law is complex and there are many intricacies.
Call the Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199.
If you think that you are being investigated for a crime or if you have been called by a police officer or investigator, call the defense attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP as soon as possible. Our criminal lawyers are outstanding and can advise and guide you through this. We have been doing this for many years, and we are highly-skilled and capable. When your liberty and future are at stake, you can never be too safe. Call Altman & Altman LLP now at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199. We are available around the clock-24 hours a day, 7 days a week.