A kid got his phone stolen at football and everyone went around saying it was me even though I was volunteering. The dean told us his parents want to press charges and my name is on the case and I should expect officers to come ask me questions at home.
Depending on what kind of phone, that could be a third degree felony for Grand Theft punishable by up to 5 years in prison or probation and up to a $5,000 fine. The police would need evidence supporting probable cause to arrest you. If they request it, and you choose to set up a meeting with the police to talk to them, you may want to hire an attorney to be there with you and protect your rights. You have a right to remain silent when being questioned by the police. Unless they contact you or arrest you, it's generally not a great idea to reach out to the police in your situation.
Even if you have done nothing wrong, you should politely decline to speak with detectives if they request to speak with you. Unless they have an investigative subpoena, you have every right to decline to speak with members of law enforcement. If they are speaking with you, it is not because they are seeking the truth. They are attempting to get you to confirm their preconceived notions. They are legally allowed to lie to you and are wont to twist words around. Hire a local, experienced, Board Certified Expert in Criminal Trials before you speak with any member of law enforcement to help ensure that your very powerful constitutional rights are protected.
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