If I am being accused of a crime, but I have not been charged or arrested, what should I do?
If you know that what you are being accused of is a serious misdemeanor or felony, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If you have been contacted or questioned in person or via phone by a law enforcement officer, FBI agent, or a prosecuting attorney, you could potentially implicate yourself in a criminal matter. It is in your best interest to consult with an experienced criminal attorney before cooperating with an investigation or making any statements. This is especially true if a law enforcement official is asking you to give a statement or cooperate in an investigation. Statements made, even if they seem benign, can become evidence used against you. Seeking the advice of a criminal lawyer is vital for safeguarding your rights and giving you the best chance of a positive legal outcome against any future prosecution.