A home a few doors down burnt down last month and my fiancé was seen on a doorbell camera taking a walk and having a cigarette. Law enforcement now wants she and I to come in for questioning and we said no. We feel that we are now targeted for harassment. Example - the detective called yelling about us not wanting to prove her innocence. The detective coming to our neighbors house and telling them she set the house on fire! After the neighbor said she had seen two men leave the vacant home of 6+ years, saying, "no no that was way to early, your neighbor did it.". Absolute slander in my opinion. No charges filed. Questioned my fiancé through the door and had her trembling in fear I had to rush home from work. I'm not a man with great financial means and we are scared as hell! Now angry as hell!
Why would you go into the den of the lion?
Before you talk to anyone, let anyone in your house. Take your DNA or fingerprints or anything. RETAIN a lawyer.
If you are accurately relaying what the detective has stated or the neighbor is repeating accurately, then you are being suspected of something which can send you to prison.
According to what you wrote the detective is not your friend but your enemy. You have the constitutional right to remain silent
You have the right to remain silent, use it!!! Post a No Trespassing sign on your lawn and/or front door. Do not let cops into your house if they do not have a search warrant. Hiring a lawyer to deal with belligerent cops is a wise investment, even if you are of modest means. Good luck!
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