Richard V. Agopian - Attorney-At-Law - Defense Attorneyt/Lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio since 1975
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We know the importance of fighting a criminal complaint before charges are filed and the case goes to court. When investigating your case, we direct outside investigators to use state of the art databases and equipment to uncover critical information and evidence to defend our clients. Our investigators use any and all means to legally obtain the evidence or statements needed to get the results you deserve!

Crime Scene Investigations Include:

  • Photographs/Videos Sketches, Diagrams and Measurements
  • Witness Interviews
  • Follow Up and Development of Leads
  • Police Interviews Fire/Rescue Ambulance Interviews
  • Victim Interviews
  • Secondary Forensic Evidence Testing
  • Witness/Suspect Location
  • Polygraph Examinations and Interpretations
  • Background Investigations of Involved Parties
  • Confidential Informants and Sources
During a Pre-Indictment Investigation a Client is contacted by a law enforcement agency, however, charges have not actually been filed.

Pre-Indictment Investigations Include:

  • Polygraph Examinations and Interpretations
  • Police Investigations
  • Psychological Experts Photographs of Location and Victims
  • Locating Other Wrongly Accused Individuals
  • Computer/Internet Experts Confidential Informants and Sources
  • Public Record Searches
  • Goals of a Pre-File Investigation

Prevent Filing:

  • Reduce Charges; ie, felony to a misdemeanor.
  • Divert allegations into an informal resolution.
  • Ease clients' concerns about the case.
  • Keep clients apprised of legal rights.
  • Assist with surrender and avoid arrest.

Ways to prevent charges from being filed:

  • Bolster client's credibility
  • Private polygraph if the results are favorable, then they will be shared.
  • Reference letters from community leaders, religious leaders, teachers, friends, etc.
  • Attack complaint credibility of the victim
  • Use other witnesses to question the reputation and truth of the victim.
  • Unsubstantiated allegations against others made by the victim.
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