If you aggitate a situation between two other individuals, and as a result it causes one of the individual's death, can that the agitator be charged with a crime
Yes, not entirely likely, but you may be interviewed as a witness and you want to have talked with a criminal defense lawyer now so you know what to do if they drop by to talk to you.
I agree with Mr. Munsing, and would add do not talk to anyone about this case and certainly not law enforcement without having an attorney present. People often in the spirit of wanting to cooperate say things that can harm them later. Just by your question it is obvious this is a very serious situation, I urge you to speak with an attorney right away. Keep in mind that prosecutors also read these boards so be careful here as well.
In short, yes. The specific facts and circumstances are going to be very important here. However, as my colleagues said, do not talk to law enforcement or discuss any additional particulars on this forum. Consult with a local attorney. Goof luck.
Other attorneys have said this already, but it bears repeating: The most important thing for someone in your situation (or for anyone suspected of a crime) is to NEVER give up your right to remain silent. Talking to law enforcement can NEVER help you and will often hurt you even if you're innocent. So never do it.
If police ask you to come to the station and answer questions, don't do it. They may say you will be arrested or face more serious charges if you don't come in, but if they think they have enough evidence for an arrest you will be arrested regardless of whether you come in or not. So don't let them intimidate you.
If you are arrested, go along quietly. Do not resist or try to escape. When you get to the jail or police station you will likely be put in an interrogation room, read your rights, asked to acknowledge a form asserting that you understand them, and then questioned. Go ahead and sign the form. After that, say only "I refuse to answer any questions and I demand an attorney now." Don't talk about the incident to anyone in the jail (including guards and fellow inmates) and don't discuss it in phone calls to your family and friends either, because these calls are probably recorded. Don't discuss the matter with anyone except a criminal defense attorney.
Based on your question, you could be charged with anything from misdemeanor negligent homicide to murder, depending upon the facts of the case. If that happens, retain a competent criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Unless and until then, keep your mouth shut and never, never talk to police.
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