In most cases, real life arrests do not happen as quickly as they do on TV shows and in movies. It can take a long time for the paperwork to be completed and warrants to be granted.
The fact of the matter is that the criminal justice system can be difficult to navigate. Also, it can take a long time to go through the arrest and trial process. The whole process could take months or even years to complete.
Additionally, the pre arrest process might be much longer than you may have anticipated. In many cases, you won’t get blindsided by an arrest. You will probably know that you are a person of interest in a case and can therefore plan accordingly. This will give you the opportunity to contact an attorney at an early stage in the process.
Pre Arrest Representation
A pre arrest is the time period before you are arrested when the police are investigating you. Sometimes you might not be aware that you are being investigated by the police. However, in other situations, the police might inform you that you are a person of interest.
There is oftentimes a period before you are arrested where the police are gathering information about you. They try to establish evidence to prove that you committed a crime. Also, they discuss a crime with eyewitnesses. During this time, the police may try to contact and interrogate you, which lets you know that you might be arrested in the future.
Before an arrest takes place, you do not have to cooperate with the police officers’ investigation. You do not have to answer any questions or volunteer any information about yourself. This is something that many people do not know, and as a result, they end up saying things that the police use against them later on.
As soon as you learn that you are a person of interest in a police investigation, it is a good idea to contact an attorney. They can make sure that you are not harassed by the police and that you do not say anything incriminating. This can ultimately help to avoid an arrest. If you do face an arrest, you contact our office for assistance. We can guide you through this process and make sure that your rights are not violated. For more information, contact us at 203-925-9200.