Pre-Arrest Criminal Investigation Lawyer

“I hired Ms Frye after dealing with another attorney for more than one year. The “plea bargain” resolution he suggested as the best that could happen was absurd and unjust. Ms Frye took my case and had everything resolved at my next appointed court date with the results as they should have been. She handled my case efficiently and did what she said she would do and even a little more. But most importantly, she understood and affirmed my feelings of unfairness and disbelief in the system. She was able to turn a most unpleasant situation around to its logical and just conclusion. I highly recommend her.”

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“I hired Ms Frye after dealing with another attorney for more than one year. The “plea bargain” resolution he suggested as the best that could happen was absurd and unjust. Ms Frye took my case and had everything resolved at my next appointed court date with the results as they should have been. She handled my case efficiently and did what she said she would do and even a little more. But most importantly, she understood and affirmed my feelings of unfairness and disbelief in the system. She was able to turn a most unpleasant situation around to its logical and just conclusion. I highly recommend her.”

~ Anonymous

Call 770-919-9525 to set up a free initial consultation

The Frye Law Group does more than just support you if you’ve been charged with a crime.

We can also represent you if you’re involved in a pre-arrest investigation or if you’ve been given a warrant application notification. Hiring an attorney at the beginning of these processes is the best way to fight for your freedom. Learn more about pre-arrests and warrant applications and how to hire the Frye Law Group below.

What Should I Do If I Am Accused Of A Crime?

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What is a pre-arrest investigation?

In the case of pre-arrest, an active criminal investigation is in its early stages. This means that you have not been formally charged with a crime or indicted by a grand jury, but law enforcement believes that you committed a crime.

By alerting you to the investigation, law enforcement officials hope they can interview you and procure a confession. For this reason, if you have been notified of a pre-arrest investigation, you should not speak to law enforcement officials without consulting your lawyer first. Even if you believe your meeting with law enforcement can help your case, it’s best to consult your lawyer before you say anything.

Your attorney will not only advise you about your meetings with law enforcement but will also monitor law enforcement’s investigation to ensure your rights are being protected. Often, monitoring the investigation involves conducting our own investigation to understand the details of your case. Having an attorney on your side is also helpful if and when law enforcement does charge you with a crime, since your attorney will be familiar with the facts of your case and prepared to defend you.

What is a pre-warrant hearing?

In some situations, someone who is not a member of law enforcement might request that a Magistrate Judge issue a warrant for your arrest. Someone may want you arrested if, for example:

  • The civilian is accusing you of theft
  • The civilian is accusing you of passing a bad check
  • The civilian is accusing you of assault or battery
  • The civilian is accusing you of domestic violence

The civilian hoping for your arrest only needs to prove “probable cause” to the judge. If the judge is convinced, you will receive a notice in your mailbox with the date for your hearing. At this hearing, the judge will listen to both sides and decide whether to issue a warrant for your arrest or to dismiss the accusation altogether.

Hiring an attorney to accompany you to these hearings is vastly important – particularly because you are also allowed to bring your own witnesses.

With a defense attorney on your side, you can fight these accusations and work towards getting the accusation dismissed and returning to your normal life.

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How to contact us

Both of these situations are not as well-known as the more common instances of arrests and charges, but they can be equally serious. If you or someone you know is dealing with a pre-arrest investigation or a warrant application hearing, contact our legal team at the Frye Law Group today so we can get started on your defense.

Call today to take back your future: 770-919-9525

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