Post Arrest/Pre-Filing Representation

If you have been arrested or are under investigation, the best possible outcome is that criminal charges are never filed. In most situations, there will be a 21 to 30 day period after you are arrested when the State Attorney office will investigate your case and decide if or what charges to make against you. Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer Della Fera has a successful track record of persuading local prosecutors not to file charges, to drop charges, or to significantly reduce charges in many cases—including some serious felony investigations of homicide and firearms possession. At this stage of a criminal defense case, you have the valuable opportunity to improve your situation before charges are brought.

Often, the most critical efforts are done immediately after the client becomes aware of a problem. This can include the chance to interview witnesses while information is fresh, or before they move away, or before feelings and loyalties change.
This phase can involve talking to the police to avoid the client having to do so. Often, discussions with the prosecutors can avoid a charge being filed or lead to the filing of a reduced charge, because your lawyer can bring in favorable facts or point out favorable law that the prosecutor did not learn from the police or otherwise discover.