Criminal Investigations

Police Investigation Attorneys

As everyone should know anything you tell the police (or anyone else other than your attorney) can be used against you in a court of law. If you are contacted by police or other law enforcement investigators, you may feel like what you have to say will show that you are innocent. However, the police may have a different point of view when they interview you.

If you are contacted by a police investigator concerning a matter, the wisest course is to first remain calm, be polite, and identify who the investigator is and what agency they are employed by. Advise them that you desire to consult with an attorney before speaking with them. Then contact a lawyer immediately.

There are many different types of law enforcement investigators who may try to talk to you if they suspect you of violating the law:

  • Police detective
  • District Attorney investigator
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigator
  • Treasury Department investigator
  • Secret Service investigator
  • Postal inspector
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Immigration and Customs Agents (ICE)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigator
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Sometimes quick initial attorney involvement can keep a small problem small.

Of course, every case is different, but once you have been interviewed by a police investigator, the difficulty is most often increased in seeking a favorable final result. Police investigators have extensive training in interrogation techniques and when you are interviewed by them, you are on their turf and in their territory.

Most investigators are honorable individuals; however, there are exceptions. The average citizen will not be able to identify whether they are dealing with someone who is a friend or foe. Experienced legal counsel can help guide you through the process and avoid the traps.

Did you already admit to a white collar crime? Even in the face of a supposed "confession," a criminal law specialist is your best bet to overcome that obstacle in court.

Free consultation: If you are being investigated by police or other law enforcement officials in Texas, contact a board-certified criminal defense attorney at Ball & Hase in Arlington. In an emergency, call 817-412-7449. We answer calls 24 hours a day.