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Fort Lauderdale Lawyer Joe Pappacoda

• PRE-ARREST INVESTIGATIONS BY POLICE

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Believe it or not, many people know that they are being investigated by the police in matters for which they have not yet been arrested. It is possible in many instances for an attorney to intervene in the Client's investigation at this point, and attack a particular situation in a manner which alleviates the necessity for the police to make an arrest, convinces the police that they do not have probable cause to make an arrest, or negotiates some type of settlement with a complainant that obviates the need for an arrest.

Short stopping your own arrest is always preferable if it can be accomplished. Many arrests are discretionary with the police officer or detective investigating the complaint. As such, they have the authority to close out an investigation without making an arrest, provided the complainant is happy with a resolution in advance of an arrest, or the case falls apart prior to the arrest.

 

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