Police Investigations in Illinois
Criminal Defense Attorneys Handling Police Investigations
Are you the subject of a police investigation? If police officers have contacted you to discuss any type of criminal matter, now is the time to contact an attorney. Even if you haven't done anything wrong or if you have not been formally charged with a crime, the police may be working to build a case against you.
At the law firm of Donahue, Sowa & Magana, we represent people in northern Illinois who are involved with any criminal proceedings, from the earliest phases of a police investigation to final criminal appeals. With offices in Naperville and St. Charles, we provide convenient representation for people throughout northern Illinois.
Before you speak with a police officer who is investigating a crime, contact us to discuss your legal concerns. The sooner we become involved with your representation, the sooner we can begin working to defuse the current situation.
Police Investigations Often Result in Criminal Charges
Before an arrest, police officers need to have probable cause that a crime was committed and that the person they want to arrest committed the crime. To develop the probable cause, they often need to investigate.
For example, in drug crime investigations, police may know that someone is distributing drugs or manufacturing drugs in an area, but they may not know who is actually responsible. A sex crimes investigation may attempt to determine whether there is any additional evidence to substantiate allegations of rape. A fraud or theft investigation may attempt to identify whether property has actually been taken illegally, or whether the allegations are fabricated.
In any of these situations though, by speaking to police officers you may say things that could be twisted and used against you. Protect yourself; speak to an attorney before you speak to the police.
Contact Us Today
To protect yourself and your interests, come to our offices before you speak to police officers as part of an investigation. Contact us today to schedule your confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
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