A very important aspect of pre-indictment or pre-filing representation involves the aggressive investigation and negotiation of the case with the prosecuting agency. Bardsley & Carlos, L.L.P., has successfully prevented the filing of cases for a large number of clients. Sometimes the filing of charges against an individual can be the single, most devastating aspect of the criminal case. The filing of charges affects the professional and public reputation of individuals and, regardless of the outcome, can cause irreparable harm. Bardsley & Carlos, L.L.P., has represented police officers (including the chief of police of a major southern California city), prosecutors, federal agents, professional athletes, doctors, attorneys and other professionals whose livelihood depends upon their freedom and reputation. These clients were able to contact the firm at the earliest possible time in order to utilize the valuable assets available through Bardsley & Carlos, L.L.P in San Diego. These include qualified and aggressive private investigators (retired police detectives), polygraphists, crime scene analysts, psychologists, psychiatrists and various medical experts.