NEVER talk to the police without consulting an attorney first. YOu have the right to remain silent and you have the right to an attorney and its always best to use these. There are too many things that can go wrong when you talk with a detective without representation. Cases of people talking themselves into trouble are much greater than those of people talking themselves out of trouble. Hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent you at this stage can save you a lot of time and money when compared to defending against criminal charges. An attorney can help you respond is a way that may prevent any further issues.
In the meantime, do NOT post any facts about the case on the internet and do not talk about this to anyone except your attorney.
You cannot prevent the officer's from talking to your mother. You also cannot coach your mother on how to respond to officers, how to evade the officers or otherwise hinder an investigation. Any of these would be criminal acts that will get you in trouble. Your mother needs her own attorney to advise her.
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I suggest that you hire a local lawyer before you talk to anyone from the sheriff's office. If you can't afford a lawyer, you should call your local office of public defense to ask them to appoint someone for "substantial advice." Even though the allegations are false, you need to make sure that your rights are protected so that things don't get any worse for you or your mom. Good luck!
Hire an attorney immediately or seek help from the office of assigned counsel. Police are very capable and experienced at talking suspects (that's you) into incriminating themselves.
I simply want to concur with Mr. Lawrence and Ms. Mulligan so you can appreciate that generally attorneys are opposed to permitting police interviews in absence of attorney.
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You need to speak to a local attorney ASAP. There are several issues at play here, and you don't want to accidentally get caught up in more trouble than necessary. It sounds like your mother and yourself may be the victim here, but you need to be advised by a lawyer about your legal situation.
Good luck and don't delay taking action.