No, it does not automatically mean you are going to jail just because an attorney set up a meeting with a detective. Your attorney should discuss with you the purpose of the meeting. It is possible that your attorney believes that your particular facts could exonerate you from implications of illicit activity.
It is also possible that your attorney has scheduled a time to "turn you in" so that you can be processed and released on pending charges with the least disruption to your schedule/normal activities. Again, your attorney should discuss with you the purpose of the meeting.
I normally do not encourage my clients to make any statements to law enforcement. However, sometimes it is a matter of clearing up something that might be a bit confusing which would show that the client was not involved in illegal activity. This determination should be made by experienced counsel. Never, ever, should the accused, on their own, make that determination as they are too close to the situation and they can make things worse, even if totally innocent. Always exercise your right to counsel and the right to remain silent. Never follow your instincts to try and talk your way out of a charge.
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It might, but not necessarily.
The best person to ask this question to is your existing counsel.
Once we know that you already have an attorney, we tell you to speak with your attorney about this.
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