I'm Innocent of the Accusations; Will I Be Cleared by Cooperating with Police?

Ultimately, cooperating with police by answering their questions could leave you facing criminal charges. If police are investigating you, it is critical to have a criminal defense lawyer present when answering any questions or cooperating with police. While it is possible your name may be cleared, it is not a guarantee; the odds are more in favor of you being charged with a crime.

Those Closest to a Victim are Usually the First Suspected by Police

The fact is, most victims of assault, sex crimes, or murder are attacked by those closest to them. Because of this, police usually suspect a spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend, ex-spouse, or other family member right away. Police will investigate you before considering whether it is possible that someone not close to the victim may have perpetrated the crime.

Hiring a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney during the investigative stage is a wise, defensive choice which may substantially reduce the odds you will be charged with a serious crime.

At The Justice Firm, we can advise you whether or not you should answer questions posed by police, and help you answer any questions you feel you should answer. How you respond to police questioning can work to your advantage. We will also work to prevent you from being tricked or bullied by police into confessing to something you did not do.

Routine Questions and Police Tactics

Police use many tactics to entice suspects into answering questions or incriminating themselves. Police will often tell someone they are investigating that by answering their questions, the individual's name will be cleared. Be aware that if you have not been read your Miranda rights, police can still use any answers you provided against you.

Police will resort to distorting facts in order to get you to provide evidence or information which will support their suspicions. While police are suspicious of you, you should be equally suspicious of them!

Police often hide or suppress evidence, or collect it illegally in their efforts to arrest a suspect. Police and prosecutors are often in a rush to secure an arrest and file charges, even when they lack sufficient evidence or the evidence they have does not really support charges against a suspect. It is vital that you realize the simple fact that you are innocent and cooperating with police is not sufficient to prevent you from being charged with a crime. There are tens of thousands of individuals in prison today who are innocent of the crimes they are accused of.

Call Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys Now if You are Under Investigation by Police

You should be concerned if police are investigating you; there is no better reason to consult with a skilled and capable criminal defense lawyer. Police may act as though they are your friends, but don't be fooled - they will use a variety of tactics in order to secure your cooperation, which could potentially lead to your arrest. Contact the Justice Firm immediately at (310)914-2444 and let us help you deal with police.