What Should I Do If the Police Are Looking For Me?
If you are under investigation or accused of a crime, the sooner a top criminal defense lawyer intervenes on your behalf, the more help he or she can be. An experienced attorney can take measures to protect and defend you on a pre-charge basis.
At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., we often get calls from people concerned that the police are out searching for them. Whether you believe you are innocent or guilty of the crimes for which you are accused, it is ALWAYS crucial that you reach out to a criminal defense attorney to discuss your situation. Many make the mistake of waiting to see what happens before seeking legal advice. By the time criminal charges do come, you may have missed an opportunity to stop a criminal case before it started.
Recently, someone called us because he saw his picture on the news in connection with a possible crime. The story was spreading across social media, and he was rightfully concerned that criminal charges were imminent.
Rather than walking into the police station, this person called us for help. It was a smart move because the early stages of a criminal investigation can be the best time to stop a case in its tracks or, if necessary, to mitigate the damages. In this particular situation, we worked closely with law enforcement to help resolve the situation while protecting the client’s rights. As a consequence of our efforts, the police decided to drop the case.
You Need a Professional Defense Lawyer
Excellent criminal defense attorneys like those at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are the best resource for people in similar situations. Our attorneys know when and how to cooperate with the police, as well as when to assert your right to silence. They will advise you of your rights along with the possible risks and present you with all the information you need to make informed decisions. Should criminal charges eventually develop, they will stand by you throughout the entire process and make sure the court treats you fairly.
When hired on a pre-charge basis, some of the things we do to protect clients are as follows:
- Conduct an independent investigation to find mitigating or exculpatory evidence.
- Determine if witnesses should be interviewed so that favorable evidence is secured.
- Help the client decide if proactive therapy or educational programs may mitigate in the client’s favor relative to bond, plea bargaining, and sentencing.
- Advocate with the police or other law enforcement investigators on the client’s behalf.
- Prevent the client from inadvertently providing incriminating evidence, such as talking with the police.
- Consult with the client to alleviate anxiety and fear by helping the client understand the process.
- Negotiate for an opportunity to self-surrender, as opposed to being arrested on a warrant.
- And much more!
The Time to Call is NOW
If you believe that the police may be looking for you, or you think you were involved in activities that could lead law enforcement to pursue you, it is time to call the attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. With decades of experience exclusively practicing criminal law, we will pursue any opportunity to protect you against criminal charges. In situations where charges can not be avoided, we will be at your side. You have the best chance of securing a favorable bond if you turn yourself in with an attorney from a highly reputable firm like LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. You demonstrate to the court that you are taking the matter seriously. With a tenacious attorney on your team, you are sending a clear message to the prosecutor that steamrolling you in court is not going to be an option.
Effective Pre-Charge Criminal Defense
LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is Michigan’s criminal defense firm. Located in Southfield, we represent clients in Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, and throughout Michigan. We should be your first call if you are concerned that the police are looking for you or if the government has charged you with a felony or misdemeanor. The early stages of a case can be the most important.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation, or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will contact you promptly.