Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 585-9055

It is Wise to Hire an Attorney as Early as Possible: Learn the Advantages of Having an Attorney Present During Your Pre-Filing Investigation

People frequently delay hiring an attorney until they have been formally accused of a crime. They hold that having an attorney on their side is unnecessary during a pre-filing inquiry, when authorities are only looking into potential suspects and gathering evidence.

The truth is that you should speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if the authorities suspect you of committing a crime. The Law Office of Michael L. Fell should be contacted as soon as you start to worry that you'll be charged for the following four reasons.

We could stop the prosecutor from bringing charges

We can speak with prosecutors directly while you are under investigation and before you are officially accused to try to persuade them not to bring charges at all or to pursue less serious accusations.

We'll make sure you don't get yourself into trouble

In this preliminary phase, the investigators are gathering information that the prosecutor will use to determine if formal charges against you should be brought. The prosecutor would often want to hear directly from suspects, but it's not in your best advantage. The truth is that even if you are completely innocent, you could unintentionally implicate yourself. In order to prevent you from having to say anything at all, we can train you what to say to the police and prosecutors as well as serve as your voice.

We'll keep you updated on the situation

Waiting to learn what's happening while you're being investigated for any crime, whether it's theft or domestic abuse, is one of the worst aspects. You want to be fully aware of your responsibilities and the procedure. Another method we may help is in this manner. We'll monitor your case at the Law Office of Michael L. Fell and keep you informed of every development, no matter how little.

We'll get to work right away on your defense

This preliminary filing may take many weeks or months, during which time we will be able to develop a solid defense for your claim. We'll present you with a range of options, and together we'll choose the best course of action. If you are arrested, we might also have the information and papers you need to surrender and be released without even having to post bail. If you do require bail, we can make a prior arrangement with a bail bondsman to ensure that you are released from custody as soon as feasible.

Are you prepared to seek assistance from a skilled criminal attorney? The Law Office of Michael L. Fell invites you to call us at (949) 585-9055 for your free legal consultation regardless of where you are in the process, whether you only have cause to suspect that you are a suspect or whether you have been formally charged.