Are You Being Investigated?

What To Do When You Are "Just" Suspected Of A Crime

Craig Williams is the lawyer to contact if you suspect that you are the "target" of any criminal investigation, in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Yavapai County, Arizona.

  1. If you believe you are the target in a criminal investigation, if a police officer has been to your house, work, or has called to talk with you, DO NOT WAIT — CONTACT CRAIG WILLIAMS NOW, at (928) 759-0000 or click here for a consultation, before you talk with anyone.
  2. If you or anyone you know has been contacted by police for questioning about your role in any criminal investigation, contact Craig Williams now, at (928) 759-0000.
  3. Act now before you are charged. This means that Craig will work for you during the investigation stages — and act as a "go-between" — between you and the police. Craig has been very successful in getting charges dropped before they are filed. Craig has been very successful in preventing clients from making statements to the police that they later regret — for whatever reason. Contact Craig to find out how.
  4. You have the constitutional right to remain silent. Exercise it. Anything you say will be used against you. You cannot "make it go away" by explaining yourself to the police, if they suspect you have committed a crime. If police have decided that you are the suspect, more often than not, they will arrest you regardless of what you say.
  5. Beware of the "CONFRONTATION CALL". A confrontation call is where the alleged victim, friend or family member calls you as if there is nothing going on. The person calling will then engage you in a conversation which is aimed at catching you "off guard." In reality — and without telling you — that person is at the police station at the time of the call, and the police are recording every statement you make. Often it does not matter what you say, because your words will be twisted against you.
  6. Because Craig has worked closely with all of the prosecutors in the County, we can contact them ahead of time to present important facts that may affect the way you are charged, if charged at all. Our office will also offer to accept service of process of a criminal summons on your behalf, so that you may not be arrested at your home or at work.
  7. The grand jury. When a prosecutor believes he or she has "probable cause" for a formal felony charge, they will seek an "Indictment" from the grand jury. The grand jury meets every week to decide whether or not there is enough evidence to formally charge a suspect with a felony. "Probable cause" is a very low burden of proof for the prosecution. While this appears to be a virtual lock, you can fight this. Your constitutional due process rights requires the prosecutor to present "clearly exculpatory evidence" (good evidence for you) to the grand jury. If exculpatory evidence exists in your case, contact Craig Williams now, at (928) 759-0000. Craig will present the good evidence for you to the prosecutor, so that the prosecutor can then present it to the grand jury. This may stop an indictment from happening — and prevent a formal felony charge.
  8. The grand jury, part two. In some cases, it may be beneficial for you to request to testify before the grand jury. Frankly, this is rare. If you believe you are a good candidate to testify before the grand jury on your own behalf, then contact Craig Williams now, at (928) 759-0000. Craig has been successful in presenting facts and testimony to the grand jury which resulted in a "No Bill" (no charges and no indictment).