Prefile Investigations

Did you know that you can fight a criminal charge even before it has been formally filed? A pre-file investigation could make all the difference in your case. Once you have been contacted by a law enforcement agency and suspect that you or a loved one is under investigation for a crime, it is important to stop and contact an attorney who can protect your rights.

By acting quickly, Attorney Joan Stephens may be able to gain the upper hand and keep you from being arrested. Our law office utilizes the services of a licensed private investigator for all of our investigative needs. With their help, we may be able to uncover evidence or witnesses who will be able to prove your side of the story and get the charges dropped.

While under investigation, you may be pressured to incriminate yourself or otherwise give up your constitutional rights, simply because you don’t know any better or because you have/want to cooperate with law enforcement. When you work with a criminal defense lawyer, you don’t have to worry. While working for you, we will handle all communication from law enforcement agencies – taking an enormous weight off your shoulders.