i was taking my son to doctor and detective showed up wanting to talk to me he didnt say what it was concerning, he asked if i would be home the next day and told me he would come at 10 am since I was taking my son to doctor, i have no idea what he wants but in this town it can never be good, even though i dont think ive done anything thats a crime i dont want to go to station cuz im afraid whatever it is ill spend nite in jail if he had an arrest warrant he would of hooked me up when he showed up and talked me right?
I would be very careful about saying very much or even anything at all to a detective without having the assistance of counsel. It can be tricky because police view asking for counsel as an indication of guilt. On the other hand, it is all too easy to get led down the garden path by skilled interrogators and suddenly find yourself in a lot more trouble than you can handle on your own.
A law firm I used to work at, Dewey, recently had several of its employees indicted. Along with the high powered decision-makers was a low-level, 29 year old, client relations manager (essentially a collections clerk) who was charged with helping to start fraud and cover up its early stages. It is very possible that if this young man had had counsel present early on, he could have more successfully navigated the police interrogation. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/us-dewey-execs-criminal-idUSBREA251FU20140306
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I recommend you don't speak to the police without an attorney present. Do you have any outstanding warrants or unpaid judgments that you are aware of?
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Detective showed up at the Dr. Office? At your home? In your car? Since I don't know anything about you, I suggest you have a consultation with a lawyer. Often we can find out what the issue is. Do not allow the officer into your home. It could be. Toning. You could be somebody else's alibi. You might not be a target. Still, I'd rather overreact than underreact.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
A detective asking questions about you and wanting to speak with you without revealing why is never a good thing. Do not speak with the detective until you speak with an attorney. Do not discuss this situation any more online or even in private with anyone but an attorney. You are not obligated to speak with the detective and hoepfully you have not yet done so.
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I agree with all of my colleagues. Let an attorney make contact and run interference for you. Yes it is true, we lawyers immediately think of all the bad possibilities and how serious it gets, but as someone else already observed, it is better to be careful and overreact than take this too casually. Just guessing here, but I doubt there is a warrant for you. On the other hand, it is very possible that you are the target of a police investigation and that the detective hopes to get the missing pieces to arrest and prosecute you from your own mouth. On the less worrisome side, the police could be after somebody else and are only looking to you for information. But you don't know that . . .
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Criminal Defense Attorney
You absolutely must hire a criminal defense attorney and have them contact the detective for you to find out what they want. Detectives do not just show up at your house or job unless they are specifically looking for you. Also as others have said, stay off the internet about this matter.
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