If you have been accused of a crime that you did not commit, you likely have many things running through your head – none of them good. While this can seem like an impossible situation, the truth is that you do have options. Keep reading to find out how we can help and then contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation.
You May Have Been Arrested Due to Limited and Erroneous Information
It is often the case that when a prosecutor gets information on a case, all they have is a police report. From that single report they must decide if charges should be filed. In most cases, a preliminary police report only includes limited information. It may also have facts wrong due to misstatements or lies by those who were present or interviewed.
The police report could misrepresent facts or it can be flat out wrong. Either way, you need a criminal defense attorney who can carefully consider the police report and other evidence to show that it does not provide adequate evidence to convict you.
Your Attorney Can Intervene Before the Case Goes Too Far
There are many reasons it pays to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, including the fact that we can intervene early. In fact, if charges have not yet been filed, we could work with the arresting and / or investigating officer before the case even gets to the prosecution. If it has already gotten to the prosecution then we can work with them before they file charges.
Your Attorney Can Work to Have the Charges Dismissed
If charges have already been filed, then your lawyer may be able to have the charges dismissed. It is a common mistake for a person accused of a crime who knows they are innocent to wait to call an attorney. They often believe that it is simply a misunderstanding and they can get it taken care of without dealing with an attorney.
The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner we can begin working n your case. We can immediately investigate the incident, talk to witnesses, and consider the evidence against you. If the charges are baseless and there is not enough evidence to convict you then we may be able to have the charges dismissed altogether.
We May Take Your Case to Court
If the prosecution is unwilling to drop the charges then we can defend you in court. Attorney Fell worked for nearly 20 years for the Orange County Prosecutor’s Office. As a result, he knows how the prosecution thinks and how to defend you. To get started, contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 today for a free legal consultation.