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I have already retained a lawyer and I am facing an investigation currently. It has been more than a year now.. is it okay for me to call the da office to just ask if my case exists or not? Nothing more just a verification ?
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Criminal Lawyer: CrimDefense, CriminalDefenseAtty replied 3 months ago
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Criminal Lawyer: CrimDefense, CriminalDefenseAtty replied 3 months ago

Good afternoon. If you have retained counsel, why are they not able to reach out to the DA? How do you know you are under investigation?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Because I am not charged or accused of anything. Basically someone filed a false complaint against me that’s why
Criminal Lawyer: CrimDefense, CriminalDefenseAtty replied 3 months ago

But you have retained an attorney, correct?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have. But Is it violating a contract if I only call their office to verify if there is a case against me or not
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I just don’t want to irritate
My lawyer over small things that’s all
Criminal Lawyer: CrimDefense, CriminalDefenseAtty replied 3 months ago

Your attorney was retained to act in and represent your interest. If you hired them for this investigation, they can contact the DA and see if they intend to proceed and open a case, if you know you are under investigation. Seeing how you could face criminal charges, this is what your criminal defense attorney is supposed to do and what you are paying them for so they will open more and likely better answers if they call, rather than you. The State does not have to say Yes or No but if you know you are being investigated, they can at least see if this is still open ( assuming it is public) or if they closed the case.

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I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

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