Pre-File Investigation

Pre-File Investigations in Springfield, IL

We Can Stop Your Charges Before They're Even Filed

Have you been accused of a criminal offense? Even if charges have yet to be filed against you, there is legal action that you can take in your defense. Law enforcement agencies often conduct investigations before official charges may be filed. In such an investigation, police officers may knock on the accused individual's door and speak with them about the alleged offense in an effort to gather information and, most importantly, to incriminate the suspect.

What few people realize is that no one is required to comply with the police during these investigations. Furthermore, you can hire a criminal defense attorney to protect your rights even before criminal charges are officially filed. If you believe that you are under investigation for a crime, you can take action right away to put an end to your legal troubles. Contact a Springfield, IL defense attorney from Johnson Law Group now to get started.

Understand Your Rights with Experienced Representation

It is not uncommon for evidence to be collected against the accused without them even knowing it is going on. Law enforcement officers may attempt to trick you into saying something that could affect your defense before any charges are officially filed. While you certainly have the right to remain silent – as included in the Miranda Rights – police officers are specially trained to convince or lead suspects into speaking so that the individual says more than is good for them, resulting in the filing of criminal charges and a difficult defense. Instead of giving into the officer's demand to answer the questions, you may respectfully decline to do so and request the representation of a criminal defense attorney before the investigation continues.

Our Springfield, IL Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Defend You from Day One

If you want to shut down criminal charges before they even begin, you cannot rely on state-appointed defenders or legal firms without the proper experience. When you seek the trusted legal counsel of Johnson Law Group, you will be backed by a team that has numerous awards and accolades that work to your advantage, such as:

  • 50+ years of combined experience in criminal defense
  • Several attorneys that were former prosecutors
  • Impressive list of case results and client testimonials
  • Inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Counter investigations that are trying to convict you by starting with a free consultation today.