Police Investigations of Sex Offenses
Sex crimes investigations typically begin with a call from a detective. A social worker or someone from Child Protective Services (CPS) may appear on your doorstep claiming to investigate the safety of your home for your child. In each case, investigators or government workers are interested in gathering whatever incriminating evidence they can in preparing charges against a suspect.Seattle Sex Crime Investigation Lawyers
At The Meryhew Law Group, our attorneys advise and represent clients under investigation for sex crimes. If involved early enough, we may be able to pre-empt an investigation where there isn't enough evidence to justify going forward. Additionally, we may be able to prevent CPS from taking your children or opening a file against you.
If you've been contacted by police or agency personnel regarding an alleged sex crime, contact sex crimes investigation attorneys at The Meryhew Law Group today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.What to do When the Police Want to Talk to You
The police will not tell you everything they know regarding you or the case that is being prepared against you. In fact, a warrant for your arrest may already be in the process when police contact you. Don't assume, then, that you can talk your way out of being arrested or charged. What you tell police may be used against you later, especially if what you tell investigators contradicts what they already know or have been told by others. Additionally, if you let detectives into your home, they may look for anything they believe is a threat or evidence of criminal activity.What to do When a Warrant Is Issued
If a warrant has been issued for your arrest, our lawyers can help you turn yourself in to avoid being arrested at work or booked and forced to post bail. By turning yourself in, you can avoid being held in jail until bail is set and eventually posted. Our attorneys will also represent you during a bond hearing, requesting that your bond be reduced.Evidence and Obstruction of Justice
Sometimes, people under investigation attempt to suppress or destroy records or materials they believe are incriminating. Doing so, however, could expose you to obstruction of justice charges. Even if you're found innocent of the charges against you, you could be convicted and sent to jail on obstruction of justice charges.Contact Seattle Sex Crimes Investigation Defense Attorney Today!
Protecting your rights and understanding the tactics investigators use during a sex crimes investigation is essential. Before you talk to investigators, contact sex crimes defense attorneys page at The Meryhew Law Group today.