Being Investigated for a Crime
If you become aware that you are a suspect in an ongoing criminal investigation, but have not yet been indicted or charged, now is the time to safeguard your constitutional rights and freedom by hiring legal counsel who will aggressively defend your best interests.
In addition to being an experienced criminal defense attorney, Sindhu M. Alexander has firsthand experience as a felony prosecutor. She is also Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She will use her skills and experience to make sure that your rights are protected during a criminal investigation.
To avoid unknowingly incriminating yourself, contact Dallas criminal investigations attorney Sindhu M. Alexander today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Being Investigated for a Crime in Collin County?
Lawyer Sindhu M. Alexander represents individuals who are under investigation for felony crimes such as:
- Sex crimes, including rape/sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child
- Assault/domestic violence
- Other violent crimes
- White collar crimes
- Child abuse and CPS defense
- Drug charges
- Intoxication offenses
- DWI charges
- Internet crimes
You are entitled to legal representation during a police interview. You should consult with an attorney as soon as the police start asking questions. You may be asked to supply evidence by taking a drug test, providing a DNA or handwriting sample or participating in a lineup. The police may also ask for permission to search your home or vehicle in the course of an investigation. To ensure that your rights are protected, consult with an attorney prior to agreeing to any such requests and/or making any statement to the police.
In many cases, people who are being investigated for a serious crime are asked to take a polygraph, or lie detector test. Do not agree to take a lie detector test without first hiring legal counsel.
You cannot be arrested unless the police have probable cause, which means sufficient evidence to indicate that you committed a crime. A skilled attorney may be able to prevent charges from being filed by demonstrating lack of sufficient probable cause. Even in situations where probable cause exists, if your attorney has a past working relationship with the detective, he or she may be able to arrange for a police station surrender to avoid an embarrassing public arrest.
Prior to being indicted for a serious felony criminal charge, the District Attorney will convene a grand jury to determine if sufficient probable cause exists to indict. If a grand jury has been convened to determine whether you should be charged, attorney Alexander may be able to prevent indictment by presenting evidence on your behalf.