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What To Do – And NOT Do – If You Are Under Investigation

Last updated on February 24, 2021

An investigation isn’t a conviction, which means there’s still time to protect your future.

Former criminal prosecutor Lisa Wells has worked on both sides of the judicial system and understands how the federal government investigates individuals. With decades of experience in the legal field, she has protected the rights of clients throughout Georgia, and she can work with you throughout your investigation today.

What Not To Do

If you’re under investigation, it’s important to say as little as possible to the police. It’s also important to avoid certain suspicious behavior, including:

  • Don’t destroy or delete anything because these actions could be construed as obstruction and may potentially lead to other charges.
  • Don’t assume a plea deal is in your best interests. If you take a plea deal, you are essentially pleading guilty, which could have unintended consequences.
  • Don’t say anything about the situation until after you’ve spoken with an attorney.

It can be tempting to defend yourself, but anything you say could be used against you. A legal professional can help you create a strategic defense that prevents your words from being misconstrued.

What You Can Do

If you’re under investigation, it’s important to be cooperative. However, you don’t need to give investigators any more details about yourself than necessary. Some actions you may want to take during the investigation include:

  • Be respectful and don’t say anything that could be considered combative or profane.
  • If you are presented with a search warrant for your property, ask to see it and take time to carefully review it.
  • Finally, speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible.

If you are asked a question but don’t know how to respond, don’t say anything. You don’t want to risk a statement being misunderstood or misconstrued. Every investigation is different and an attorney can advise you on how to react if you’re being investigated for vandalism, physical violence against your spouse or another crime.

Reach Out For A Free Consultation

Ranked as a Top 10 Female Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer, Lisa Wells, founder of Lisa Wells Law Firm, is respected among her peers for her shewed and aggressive advocacy. Among her clients, she is praised for her consistency, compassion and quality service. If you’re being investigated for a federal crime, you can’t afford a legal representation that won’t do your case justice.

Call Lisa Wells Law Firm today for the legal advocacy you deserve. You can reach Lisa Wells by sending a message online or calling 678-223-4975 today.