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Should I contact a Criminal Defense Attorney right after arrest?

A Criminal Defense Attorney should be contacted quickly after an arrest for many reasons.  An attorney can protect the client, help get his release, get the facts while they are fresh and begin any investigation that may be required.  Often, photographs need to be taken, witnesses need to be interviewed while memories are fresh, early investigation and fresh evidence review is important.  An attorney can also help work on getting a client released on bail, bond or on their own recognizance. 

There are a number of cases where individuals are arrested, where a criminal defense attorney at least has an opportunity before the first Court date to try to contact the District Attorney (D.A.) who will be reviewing the police reports and deciding on whether to file and what charges to file.  There can be witnesses or evidence that was not available to the officer at the time of arrest but is available now through the defense attorney that may persuade the D.A. the case should be rejected and not filed.  This happens many times, especially in domestic violence cases and battery cases.  It is an opportunity before the first Court date which can have a huge impact and may result in no charges or lesser charges being filed.

For a free consultation, call Christoph Law Offices at 760-941-5720.  They have provided the highest level of personal and professional representation for North San Diego County residents and military personnel over 32 years across from Vista Courts, practicing exclusively Criminal and DUI Defense.