If you are a suspect of a crime you are often entitled to a public defender. The public defender protects your interests and represents only you. The public defender assists you during the preliminary investigation and at an eventual trial. If you received a summon to a police interrogation, but have not yet received a public defender, you can contact the police and tell them that you want a certain lawyer as your public defender. You can also contact us, and we will take care of all the contact with the police. Our recommendation is to not comment at all during interrogation with the police before consulting with one of our lawyers. If the police or the prosecutor initiates a so-called preliminary investigation, the process of preparing the defence and evidence is commenced. We take care of this in cooperation with the client. If you are not granted a public defender, or not allowed to change to the lawyer you request, you are always entitled to hire a private defender at your own expense.