PRE-CHARGE INVESTIGATION ATTORNEY
WHAT IS A PRE-CHARGE INVESTIGATION?
Pre-Charge Investigation – Sometimes people are arrested and charged with a criminal offense then criminal charges are suddenly dismissed or “scratched” without explanation. Do not be fooled or caught off guard by this seemingly positive turn of events. In many cases, these charges are re-instituted and bench warrants for arrest are routinely issued when the person charged is not immediately available. Although there are times when a prosecutor intentionally decides not to file criminal charges, many times when criminal charges suddenly disappear there is more going on than is immediately apparent. In state prosecutions, most felony crimes have a seven-year statute of limitation. This means a prosecutor has up to seven years to file criminal charges for most felony crimes.
FELONY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Some felony crimes have no statute of limitation at all. Often times, the sudden disappearance of criminal charges is due to a police officer failing to timely complete a report to submit to the prosecutor for review. Sometimes the officer’s report is submitted for review, but the prosecutor has not had an opportunity to review the report to determine what criminal charges to file. Other times, a prosecutor may have reviewed the report but decided additional investigation or scientific testing is needed before proceeding. Finally, the case may be in the process of being submitted to a grand jury for its consideration and determination of criminal charges.
WHY YOU SHOULD GET AN ATTORNEY INVOLVED EARLY IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Marc J. Victor has over 20 years representing people at the “pre-charge” pre-charge investigation stage of criminal proceedings. Although a “pre-charge” resolution is not always possible, Marc J. Victor has successfully negotiated resolutions not involving criminal charges and resolutions to lower and less serious charges than would have been filed in many cases. When criminal charges are likely, it is critical to secure every possible advantage at the earliest possible time. Don’t trust your freedom to an inexperienced criminal defense attorney who does not have the experience to work the case before it becomes a case. Marc J. Victor is available 24/7/365 to consult on criminal cases; even the ones that are not yet charged. – Pre-Charge Investigation
GET A PRE-CHARGE RESOLUTION WITH AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY
Federal Crimes Attorney – Federal appellate practice is an area where even many federal criminal defense attorneys do not tread. Federal appellate practice requires knowledge of areas not required for federal trial practice. Marc J. Victor has been representing people on appeal in the federal courts for over 20 years. He has successfully won cases after arguing at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. He is familiar with the issues surrounding both direct appeals and collateral appeals in the federal courts of appeal. Do not trust your federal appeal to just any criminal defense lawyer. Marc J. Victor has extensive experience in representing people on federal appeals for 20 years. – Federal Crimes Attorney