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Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious charges.

Orange County Domestic Violence Lawyer

Attorney Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against domestic violence charges.

A Former Prosecuter Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious charges.

Pre-file investigations involve extensive research and investigation into potential criminal charges. This often includes in-depth interviews with witnesses, reviewing evidence, and obtaining additional evidence to support a potential defense or mitigation of the situation.

The Law Office of Scott C Thomas is experienced in pre-file investigations and provides an aggressive defense to ensure a successful outcome for our clients. We understand the stress and anxiety that comes with being investigated for a crime and we strive to provide our clients with an honest assessment of the situation. We will take all necessary steps to ensure your rights are protected and the best possible outcome is achieved.

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a pre-file investigation, contact us today to talk to a California criminal defense lawyer and discuss your legal options.

We Handle an Extensive Range of Pre-File Investigation Cases

The direction of any pre-file investigation will depend on the alleged crime. At The Law Office of Scott C Thomas, we handle a wide range of cases, including but not limited to:

We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation and the best possible outcome

Our Approach to Pre-File Investigations 

At The Law Office of Scott C Thomas, we take a proactive approach to pre-file investigations. We provide our clients with an honest assessment of the situation and work diligently to challenge any evidence that is being used against them. We will negotiate on your behalf to ensure a successful outcome. Our eight-step process for pre-file investigations includes:

  1. Analyzing the evidence against you or your loved one
  2. Investigating the allegations and gathering additional evidence
  3. Interviewing witnesses
  4. Building a strong defense case to challenge the allegations
  5. Negotiating with prosecutors to reduce or dismiss charges
  6. Working to secure a favorable plea agreement if necessary
  7. Representing you in court if the case goes to trial
  8. Filing motions for an acquittal or dismissal of charges if necessary.

We also handle post-conviction investigations, appeals and expungement.

What to Do If You Are Being Investigated

If you or someone you know is being investigated for a crime, it’s important to seek legal assistance immediately. An experienced California criminal defense attorney can explain your rights, provide valuable advice and represent you in court. Besides hiring a criminal defense lawyer, here are eight other tips to consider:

  • Exercise your right to remain silent and not answer any questions without a lawyer present
  • Cooperate with law enforcement, but do not answer any questions that could incriminate you
  • Gather evidence to prove your innocence such as witness statements, photographs, or documents
  • Avoid contact with anyone involved in the investigation or potential witnesses
  • Do not try to obstruct the investigation or destroy any evidence
  • Refrain from making incriminating statements on social media
  • Stay away from places where criminal activity is known to occur
  • Follow any court orders or conditions of release issued by the judge.

Ultimately, the best thing you can do if you are being investigated for a crime is to hire an experienced California pre-file investigation and criminal defense attorney.

Talk to an Orange County Pre-File Investigation Lawyer Today

Time is of the essence in a pre-file investigation. The sooner you contact our firm, the more we can do to protect your rights and help you achieve a favorable outcome. At The Law Office of Scott C Thomas, our experienced California pre-file investigation and criminal defense attorney will fight tenaciously to protect your rights and freedom. Don’t wait any longer to get the legal help you need. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Orange County, CA Criminal Defense Lawyer – Scott C. Thomas

Experienced former Orange County prosecutor Scott C. Thomas, now an effective criminal felony defense attorney in Santa Ana, protects your rights against serious charges.

With a specialty in first-time criminal defense, sex-crime defense, and DUI cases, no stone is left unturned to help you avoid a conviction and a series of harsh punishments.

“I have one goal: to provide clients with zealous legal representation to ensure their rights are not violated and that they are treated fairly before the law, while at the same time providing a shoulder for them to lean on, in their time of need.”

Practice Areas

No matter the nature of your criminal charges, Scott. C. Thomas can assist you through the legal process.

Criminal DefenseCriminal Defense

A criminal arrest, especially on felony charges can turn a life upsidedown, ruin a reputation, and put the defendant at serious risk for long-range punishments.

DUI & DWI DefenseDUI & DWI Defense

A local police or state patrol stop for suspicion of drunk driving shouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone — whether it’s your first offense or your third.

Drug ChargesDrug Charges

A guilty verdict in a criminal trial for methamphetamine manufacture or heroin trafficking can put you in prison for years.

White Collar CrimesWhite-Collar Crimes

Whether you are an executive or a receptionist, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and you have a right to your day in court.

Identity TheftFraud & ID Theft

In criminal law, fraud is a very broad category that includes a wide array of actions that many people do not even realize are crimes.

Violent CrimesViolent Crimes

A domestic violence complaint may have started with a “he said, she said” situation. Scott C. Thomas explores every strategy for having your charges reduced or dismissed.

First Time Felony Charges?

With so much at stake, if you face allegations of a violent crime, drug charge, sex crime, white-collar financial crime, or DUI/DWI, there is no substitute for having an experienced criminal defense attorney standing by to represent your interests.

Call Now 949-945-2085

If you feel that your rights were violated, leading to your arrest, we want to discuss your views in an honest, informative, confidential consultation.

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