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Middlesex NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer
With over one hundred years of combined criminal defense and litigation experience, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represents individuals charged with burglary, aggravated sexual assault, theft by deception, and credit card fraud throughout New Jersey including in Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, and Edison. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers are available immediately to assist you at (732)246-7126. The initial consultation is always free of charge.
Pre-Arrest Investigation in a Criminal Case
The investigation stage of a criminal case is the very beginning. Police obtain information regarding an incident or potential criminal activity and investigate the charges. The investigation stage may include questioning of potential defendants and/or witnesses to the incident. It is always imperative to speak to an attorney prior to talking to the police. If you are approached regarding a criminal investigation, invoke your right to counsel and hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you during the investigation process.
Some important evidentiary issues sometimes arise during the investigation stage. If a defendant was questioned without counsel and made incriminating statements to the police, our experienced criminal defense lawyers may file a motion to suppress these statements if the interrogation was custodial in nature and either 1) the defendant invoked the right to silence or 2) the defendant invoked the right to counsel. As soon as a defendant invoked either of these rights, the questioning and interrogation must stop. If the questioning continued and the police obtained incriminating statements from the defendant, these statements should be suppressed and the State will not be permitted to utilize them in court. As you can see, it is essential that you hire an attorney to represent you prior to any questioning during the investigation stage of the criminal process.
Contact the experienced attorneys and former prosecutors at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall with any questions or concerns that you have at (732)246-7126.