Miami, FL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: Is it wise to secure the legal services of a criminal defense attorney before they are actually needed

I've been under persistent, but not constant, long term surveillance by the police. They seem to be monitoring my travel habits specifically. I'm not aware of being involved in any unlawful activity. It makes me nervous, i might be charged/arrested for something ( what i don't know) and then be unprepared to defend myself.

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It is very prudent to discuss your potential exposure to ANY prospective criminal charges BEFORE they appear with an experienced defense counsel in confidence without any delay. Here is why: your immediate personal conduct, statements and actions may play a critical part in either getting you indicted by information or grand jury (criminally charged) or not.

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