Police investigations are known to be a stressful and unpleasant experience for the detainee, as such may have significant implications on the continuance of carrying out the criminal proceedings and the admissibility of the evidence collected against the detainee.
The investigation is the first and most important stage in any criminal proceedings, as part of which the investigating party examines whether indeed the offense had been committed and the identity of the committing party. In financial offenses for example, private individuals or business entities suspected of violating the financial laws in the country are investigated. For the most part, during the preliminary stage of a financial investigation an undercover investigation is carried out, during which all of the evidence is collected. The investigation becomes open as soon as the law enforcement agencies arrive at investigating those involved in the offense.
Although a financial investigation begins in detention, all people are entitled at this stage to representation by a criminal defense attorney experienced in the field, and this should not be waived. As a rule, professional preparation prior to investigation at the police and guidance of a criminal defense attorney throughout such, may decide between release from detention and closure of the criminal file and serving an indictment. Remember that what you say during an investigation may serve as a basis for filing a future indictment.