Friend was questioned about a murder

Asked 9 months ago - New York, NY

A year ago detective's came up to new york from colorado
To question my best friend about a murder. They said his
DNA was on the body of a hooker. They didnt arrest my friend denied having
Anything to do with it and they made him take a lie detector test
Which he passed. They didnt arrest him and flew back to colorado.
Should he hire a lawyer in case they try and question him again or
Does he have nothing to worry about?

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  1. Michael Lewis Marley

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    Answered . He should hire a lawyer asap, why take any chances? What do you mean, they forced him to take a polygraph test?
    This cat needs a lawyer.

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  2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr

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    Answered . I do not think friend needs to hire an attorney. Would believe that if there was anything to cause CO to want him, there would have been some action before now. Murders with known suspects do not usually take a year to get arrests.
    Friend has cooperated more than he needs to and can legitimately tell cops to leave him alone. If they come back, he should shi=ut up and get a competent attorney

    The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client... more
  3. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . If it's been a year he is probably ok. If they want to question him or they arrest him he should invoke his right to remain silent.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 17 years. I was... more
  4. James Regan

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    Answered . The accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This matter should discuss this with the nearest experienced local criminal litigation attorney you can find.
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