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Pre-Filing Intervention Attorney in St. Augustine, FL

What to Do When You're Under Investigation

If you are being investigated by the police or were recently arrested, your window of opportunity to have an attorney intervene on your behalf and try to persuade the state attorney to file less serious charges, or prevent them from filing charges against you at all, will soon be closing. Once the report reaches the state attorney's office, they conduct an analysis to determine if the report provides sufficient evidence to charge you with a crime.

Without intervention on your behalf by an attorney, the only set of facts considered are those provided by the police, which very commonly present a one-sided version that is very negative to you. All too often, people wait to see what the state attorney will do, hoping that somehow their version of events will magically appear in the police report. This is a bad idea, especially in more serious cases such as felonies. Typically, the one-sided report leads to a rubber stamp filing of the charges you were investigated or arrested for.

How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

At the Albaugh Law Firm in St. Augustine Florida, we are well aware of this crucial time in your case. Attorney Ryan Albaugh will investigate your case and meet with you to determine what facts not appearing in the police report could lead to the filing of less serious charges or none at all. He will be your voice, telling the state attorney your version of events, the version the police officers who investigated or arrested you seemed less than interested in hearing.

An investigation or arrest does not have to automatically lead to charges being filed against you. Having an experienced and aggressive St. Augustine attorney on your side can increase the likelihood of your case being resolved before charges are filed. Using this proactive approach, Attorney Ryan Albaugh has been successful in preventing serious and sometimes embarrassing charges from being filed against many of his clients. With only a short amount of time to prevent a charge from being filed, it is important that you contact the Albaugh Law Firm in Saint Augustine today for your free initial consultation.