Arrest and prosecution are a lot different from one another. You might wonder if the police and prosecutor in your case work together, and they do in some ways. – but not in others. Police must have probable cause to believe that you committed a crime when they make their arrest, and prosecutors must also use a type of reasonable cause to file charges against you and make a case. They have what is called “prosecutorial discretion,” which takes many factors into account: from your criminal record to the facts of the current case and more.
Prosecutors Taking a Close Look at the Police Report
The prosecution will take a close look at the report that police leave behind on the day that you were officially arrested for your crime. They will study the facts of your case to determine what is there and what might be missing, as this is what they will use to make a case against you. They will see dates, times, the location, weather condition, and so much more that was prevalent at the time of your arrest.
The unfortunate fact of this matter is that many arrest reports are one-sided, which means that the prosecution could unfairly look at the details that the police collected and not want to listen to what happened from your point of view. Unfortunately, what the police claim to have seen might be enough to make a case against you, which will put you in a position of defending your rights from every angle with the help of an attorney.
Only a defense attorney will understand how to work with the prosecution and move forward with your case, depending on how serious the crime. At the Law Office of Peter Blair, we want to help in your case when it comes to building your case to defend yourself from the very beginning.