The best time to consult a criminal attorney is when you believe an investigation could occur. Many people make the mistake of speaking with the police, investigators or employees of other law enforcement agencies prior to consulting an attorney. Please, for your sake, DO NOT SPEAK WITH POLICE OR INVESTIGATORS until you have consulted with us. These people are trained with different techniques to try and get a “confession” or, at least, a statement with language in it that could be used as a confession. Do Not Help Them prosecute you. Invoke your right to an attorney and against self-incrimination.
Furthermore, do not make the mistake of thinking that this advice is only for people who are guilty. It is not. Innocent people get charged with crimes every day. Innocent people get convicted of crimes and are sent to prison every week. Many of those times, people’s words have been twisted and used against them.