Are You Under Investigation?
It does not always take a law enforcement’s arrival at your doorstep for you to wonder if you may be under investigation. An investigation may take place discreetly, and you may not always know when the information you share may end up being used against you. Whether you are aware that you are being investigated or not, it is important to be prepared.
The lawyers at Kalamarides & Lambert are experienced in handling a wide variety of criminal law cases. We know that it can be stressful to be constantly on the lookout for signs of an investigation, and we can help you determine what steps to take during this confusing time. Though our office is based in Anchorage, we represent clients from all over Alaska. If you suspect that you are being investigated, contact us for a free consultation today.
Often, someone will call the firm and say, “I got a call from a gal who said I assaulted her” or “I got a call from the police.”
What To Do If You Suspect That You Are Under Investigation
Whether you know you are being investigated or not, practicing the following habits can help protect your rights:
- Avoid talking to law enforcement representatives.
While being approached by a law enforcement officer may seem intimidating, remember that you have the right to remain silent and cannot be punished for invoking your right to remain silent. You also have the right to have an attorney present when talking with law enforcement. You should consult with an attorney prior to talking with law enforcement. Officers who have been assigned to investigate you may have the right to record your conversations with them without your knowledge. Exercising your right to remain silent or your right to counsel can help you avoid the possibility of being charged with a crime.
- Avoid communicating with family and friends about the criminal allegations.
Law enforcement officers may even approach your close friends and family members to find information on you. It is important not to discuss the details of your case with anyone, including your friends and family, as they may be used as witnesses against you.
- Do not engage in phone calls with anyone who is accusing you.
If you receive phone calls from anyone accusing you of a crime or inappropriate behavior, do not engage in the conversation. Assume that these phone calls are being monitored by the police, and remember to exercise your right to remain silent and your right to legal counsel.
When you are under investigation, there is no telling whom you can trust. You may not even be able to trust your friends and family during this confusing time. It is important that you avoid communicating with anyone as much as possible. The only person you can safely discuss the details of your case with is your lawyer.
Get Help From An Experienced Attorney Now
If you suspect that you are under investigation, you should reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. Our team can help you prevent the investigation from creating more problems for you down the road. Schedule a free consultation with us today by calling 907-205-4997 or by contacting us online.
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