Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Taking Proactive Measures

If you are under investigation by local law enforcement, the FBI or the IRS, you need the advice of a Florida criminal defense lawyer immediately. Unfortunately, many people think that their problem will simply go away. They may believe they can talk themselves out of the problem by meeting with an investigator, detective or police officer. Nothing could be further from the truth.

At Aiken, O'Halloran and Banyai in southwest Florida, we have an in-house criminal investigation team composed of former law enforcement officers. As state or federal law enforcement officials are preparing their prosecution, the attorneys at our firm will be preparing your criminal defense. Often, gathering information while memories are fresh and physical evidence and videos are still available can make an enormous difference in the ultimate disposition of a criminal investigation.

If you believe you are under criminal investigation, do not hesitate to contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling any of our three locations — Fort Myers, Punta Gorda or Sarasota. Se habla español.

Don't Underestimate The Value Of Remaining Silent

There is an old saying, "A fish would not have been caught had he not opened his mouth." This is often true in criminal prosecutions and trials, when a confession, admission or false explanation can often constitute the most damaging evidence of guilt.

You have a right to remain silent. You have a right to an attorney. These are important constitutional rights that unwary people often give up in the mistaken belief that they can explain away a previous error in judgment. Rarely is law enforcement gathering information that will help you. Rarely does law enforcement put in its report facts that demonstrate innocence as opposed to guilt.

Protect Your Future — Take Proactive Steps Toward Your Defense

If you are under criminal investigation, taking proactive measures can greatly impact the outcome of your case. In some situations, we may be able to prevent formal charges from being filed against you. We can begin your defense immediately if you are the target of a/n:

  • Sales tax evasion investigation
  • Forgery or forged document investigation
  • Embezzlement investigation
  • Sex crimes or rape investigation
  • Child abuse investigation
  • Department of Children and Families investigation
  • Vehicular homicide or manslaughter investigation
  • Shooting investigation
  • Dealing in stolen property investigation
  • FBI investigation
  • ATF investigation
  • IRS criminal tax investigation
  • Secret Service investigation
  • Drug investigation
  • Arson or bomb investigation
  • Monetary fraud investigation
  • Child pornography investigation
  • Wire fraud or mail fraud investigation
  • Conspiracy investigation

Free Consultations For People Under Investigation

If law enforcement has contacted you for questioning in a criminal matter or you believe that you are the target of a police investigation, schedule a free consultation with our criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible.