Sometimes even before any formal charges being filed, a defense attorney may be needed to help protect the client’s best interests. A thorough pre-charge investigation may help to prevent a charge from occurring; or, in the alternative, a skilled lawyer can help to mitigate the exposure of the client. The implementation of tools such as sexual evaluations and psychological studies, as well as the ability to control the dialogue between the client and the government actor, all play a role in protecting the client. To help in this type of situation, we offer “Criminal Evaluations,” which help to build the client’s character. The amount of effort put in during the pre-charge can help place the odds in the client’s favor, should charges be filed.