What Are My Pre-Arrest Investigation Rights In Florida?

Pre-arrest rights

Are you a suspect in a criminal investigation? If so, it’s likely you’re experiencing a range of emotions from anxiety to fear and everything in between. One of the worst parts of it all is that, although you have yet to be arrested, you’re constantly approached and questioned by law enforcement. This leaves you with the question: “Do I cooperate with law enforcement, or do I say nothing?”

Many people falsely believe that by giving police officers the requested information, they will somehow face less severe punishment for their role in a crime. While this may be the case on some occasions, it’s highly unfavorable to speak with law enforcement without your legal representation present. Any info you share with them can ultimately strengthen their case against you and possibly intensify the charges you face.

What to Do if You’re Under Investigation

If you’re under investigation, the police officers pursuing you are looking to extract as much incriminating information from you as possible. In doing so, they’ll often use deceptive tactics or make empty promises to get you to confess to a crime. If that doesn’t work, they can also contort your words to alter your statements into sounding more incriminating than they actually were.

While there are no surefire ways to control what law enforcement does, you do have control over yourself and what information you share with them. That being said, it’s in your best interest to avoid speaking with law enforcement without having a lawyer present.

How Having a Lawyer Benefits You

Having private legal counsel is beneficial to anyone currently facing or being subjected to criminal charges. These seasoned professionals have experience providing criminal defense options to those in need and moreover, are familiar with tactics used by law enforcement to incriminate individual suspects. 

We not only ensure that you only share the needed information to police officers (if any), but we ensure that they conduct their investigation within the confinements of the law. The team of attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm also have deep-rooted connections with local law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges throughout Central Florida. We can use all of these factors for your benefit.

Speak With a Skilled Attorney Today

The team of Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm share more than 100 years of experience and bring to the table years spent as state and local prosecutors. We are dedicated to your well-being and will do everything in our power to help ensure that you receive the legal representation that you deserve throughout the entirety of your case. Allow our team of Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers to go to work for you. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.