Many police today seem to care more about arresting people than they do about properly investigating crimes. This means a lot of innocent people end up spending time in jail, and spending money to clear their good name. In eastern upstate New York we are dealing with almost epidemic levels of this sort of “arrest first, figure out the truth later” attitude. At Ianniello Anderson we work with you to help you get your side of the story heard, and make sure that justice is served.
A lot of people today are getting charged with assault and other personal crimes like menacing or harassment without the police fully investigating the situation. For example, just because you are the one on top of the other person when the police arrive does not mean that you weren’t justifiably acting in self-defense. The police don’t want to get into details though; they just want to break up the fight. So, they lock you up and charge you with assault.
In order to do this, we work with you to put together a complete picture of the events leading up to your arrest. We pull together all the information we can – Where were you? Why were you there? What time was it? What were you wearing? Who else was there? Often what seems like unimportant info provides the key to securing your freedom and clearing your name. For example, in going over the incident in detail our clients often remember other people who were at the scene who can be called as witnesses.