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Why You Need a Lawyer if You're Being Investigated for a Crime

In some cases, law enforcement agencies will wait to charge suspects until they have gathered enough evidence against them. This means that they will often conduct investigations which, depending on the nature of the crime and the agency involved, can be very intensive and frightening.

If you or someone you love is currently being investigated for a crime and have not yet been charged, it is important to understand your need for having legal representation. Investigations are not only scary experiences, they are also proceedings during which a lot can be done to defend and protect yourself. Proven attorneys can capitalize on the situation when individuals under investigation reach out for help as soon as possible.

  • Working with experienced attorneys during pre-file investigations can help you fully understand why you're being investigated and which agency is investigating you.
  • A lawyer can keep you fully apprised of the progress of the investigation and discuss with you the possible charges you face, the likelihood that you will be charged, and your available options.
  • Attorneys who work with clients under investigation can work toward having cases dismissed before charges are ever filed or having any future charges reduced as much as possible.
  • Lawyers can overlook cases to ensure that clients' rights are not being violated. This includes their right to be protected against illegal searches and seizures, among others.

Like any criminal case, investigations are always unique, and they demand the attention of lawyers who analyze circumstances on an individual basis. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., our Orange County criminal lawyers work to protect the rights of clients under investigation by the FBI, DEA, SEC, and other state or federal agencies. We also work with clients who are being investigated for all types of crimes, including:

  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • Federal Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Theft or Fraud Crimes

Because our lawyers know that an investigation can be an overwhelming experience, we make sure that we are available for our clients whenever they have questions or concerns about their case – just as we do for every client we represent. If you have questions about how our legal team can help you during an investigation, we encourage you to contact our firm immediately.