How Can a Defense Investigator Help Me?
Have you been arrested and charged with a DUI? Or maybe you were the driver at the bar and got into an accident and were arrested. Or maybe you’re a suspect in a child pornography case and want to hire a private investigator to dig up dirt on your spouse and others. There are many things that you can do to answer those questions when you need to know how can a defense investigator help me?
First of all, the DUI or DWI Attorney will be able to tell you what your charges are and the severity of them. In some instances you may be innocent and have only been cited with a violation which does not involve alcohol or drugs. This is called a “hit and run” charge and under the laws of most states the attorney will not advise you to take a plea because it may not be successful. In other cases the attorney may advise you to take a plea because if you go to trial and lose you may be facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.
When you get the notification from the investigating officer that there are charges against you the only thing you can do is to get an attorney to fight for you. Most state prosecutors will not drop the charges once they get a referral from the DUI Attorney. So, if you received a DUI referral you have to fight for your freedom and your future.
The investigator will come into your office or home and interview you about the case. He or she will ask questions about your activities the night before your arrest such as where you went and who you saw. You will be able to give details about any other persons involved in your case such as who the other drivers were or any details about the property you stayed at.
After interviewing you and gathering all the information the investigator will present to the court to prove what happened. This part of the case is called “testify.” You will be able to testify about what happened at the time of your arrest and what happened when you were taken to jail. It is important to remember that the defense attorney will be taking notes on everything you say. It is best to keep them organized by type so that you will be able to refer to them quickly.
Once your state trial date is set a trial date will be set. This date is most often a month or two out. Depending on what the investigating officer found during his or her investigation a defense investigator will begin trying your case. Your attorney will need to be present at this time. This is where you will answer questions about the night and day you were drinking. You will also be asked questions about what happened prior to your arrest.
Your attorney will be able to explain more in depth about the case. He or she will be able to review all of the evidence that is presented at your trial. As your attorney will be able to explain the evidence in detail, you will be able to understand how everything fits together. The more that you understand the better you will be able to defend yourself.
It is important that you do not discuss the details of your case with the investigating officer. You will want to focus on the events of the evening you were arrested. Anything said to the investigating officer should be limited to the events of the evening you were arrested. If anything was discussed that relates to your case, it is important that your defense attorney knows about this before the case goes to trial.