I've a hypothetical question. I know lawyers say people shouldn't talk to the police without an attorney present, & I get why. But how should a situation like this be handled: Say Person A is attacked by Person B (in a non-public area with no witnesses around), & Person A is forced to fight back in self defense, injuring Person B. While Person B is down, Person A leaves & calls 911 for police protection. In a situation like this, Person A would have to tell 911 and/or police what happened to get police to come and protect them.Person A wouldn't have time to hire an attorney before calling the police. Since Person A did fight back (albeit in self-defense), Person A might risk arrest too. How should a person handle interacting with police in a situation like this until a lawyer can be hired?
It's the attack you are reporting. There is always a risk that it could be mis-interpreted.
That is why there is another way to proceed.
First, go to the courthouse during work hours, or to the commissioner if the court is closed, and report the attack.
Second, you can go to the commissioner to file an application for criminal charges, as well.
Once you have the protective order in place, law enforcement will enforce it.
Easy. you go to the commissioner and file the charges yourself. Even at that you cannot keep from telling your story at some point, but that way you tell the story your way and are not questioned whereby you can say something in response to harm yourself - or hire an attorney now for this part of things and in case you get charged and we can help directly
First, you call the police when you or someone else is in danger. When you call them, you lose any control you have over the situation. If you talk with police, tell the truth. If you do not need to involve the police, do not. If you If neither you nor someone else is in danger, you have time to talk with a lawyer.
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