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Criminal Investigation FAQs

What is a Criminal Investigation?

A criminal investigation is a precursor to being arrested and charged with a crime.  Long before a person is arrested, law enforcement personnel investigate the details of suspected crimes, gather as much evidence as possible, and collect statements, evidence or other information that could be used in Court against you.

Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney if I Believe I am Under Investigation?

Absolutely.  Being under investigation by police officers can be intimidating. Often times, law enforcement officials use your lack of knowledge and their air of authority to take advantage of you (or even lie to you) in an attempt to gather evidence that will later be used against you.

Will I Look Guilty if I Hire an Attorney?

No.  At The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, I protect the rights of those who are accused of crimes or are under investigation for committing a crime.  Having a skilled criminal defense attorney in your corner may mean the difference between you being charged with a crime or law enforcement stopping their investigation entirely.  Just like going to the doctor doesn’t make you “look sick” if you are under investigation, you should immediately seek an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through this trying time.

At The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, I have experience protecting clients who have become targets of New York State or law enforcement investigations. Whether you are a suspect, a witness, or a person of interest, I will fight to protect your privacy and your constitutional rights as an experienced criminal investigation defense attorney.

No matter what, you should at least speak to an attorney before having any contact with law enforcement authorities to make sure your rights are protected.