3 Tips Under Investigation
SOME IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU MAKE A MISTAKE WHILE YOU ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR A CRIMINAL CASE IN LOS ANGELES
These tips are meant to prevent someone that is under investigation from saying or doing anything that would incriminate them in a criminal case. People who are not savvy when it comes to the legal system make the mistake of doing or saying something before they are charged that ends up being the key evidence that convicts them in a future case. Attorneys that have seen clients do this time and time again are the ones to talk to when it comes to making the right moves. I have personally stopped hundreds of clients from making the mistake of talking to the police or some other potential witness that would have resulted in a conviction and the harsh consequences that come with it.
Law enforcement are trained in how to put pressure on suspects and how to use evidence they have gathered against someone to get them to confess or make a statement that incriminates them or prevents them from asserting a potential defense in the future. The police have usually already done some investigation before they confront the suspect with the fact that they believe he or she has committed a crime. If they confront the suspect in the right way and are skilled at boxing them in with pointed questions, even the smartest people can fall into the trap. Saying nothing is the best option and consulting an attorney for your next move is the way to go.
SOME WAYS THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT PUSH SUSPECTS TO MAKE INCRIMINATING MOVES IN CRIMINAL CASES
There are many law enforcement techniques that are used to obtain evidence in a criminal case. For example the police will sometimes have alleged victims call a target of a crime and tape record the conversation. The police will give the alleged victim the questions to ask and will sit there with them as they try and get the target to admit they are guilty. The above tactic is known as a “pretext” phone call and is a very effective weapon that can be used to convict a person of a crime.
Another common tactic is for the police to obtain a search warrant to wiretap a suspected person’s phone and record all of their phone communications. I have seen many clients get serious cases filed against them because they either had a tap on their phone or talked to someone that did. This is very powerful evidence if it is done the right way because it is coming from the person’s own voice and many times very difficult for a defense attorney to get around.
During interviews or interrogations it is common for the police to say that they already have all of the information they need to convict the person, but they just want to know why they did it? They will tell them that someone they know has already given their name or that they have a video of them committing the crime. People do not realize that there is nothing illegal about the police lying to you when they are trying to get you to confess to a crime. Many times I will even see clients ask a particular person whether they are a police officer, before they proceed ahead and commit a crime. What they do not realize is that the police are not their friend. They are in the competitive business of ferreting out crime and they can lie to you in order to get what they want.
Only a savvy seasoned Los Angeles criminal defense attorney will be able to cover all of the variables that can occur in criminal defense. There are so many different tactics that the police use in certain cases that they can not be covered here. I offer free consultations so that I can listen to the person’s story and then relate their situation to other cases I have dealt with and properly advise them. Your freedom and control of your criminal case are one phone call away! Call Hedding Law Firm now.