Approximately 10 years ago from what I'm told a girl, who was a child at the time, is saying I touched her inappropriately. Now I am being asked to go down to the police station for them to get my side of the story. Is it in my best interest to bring a lawyer with me or just go and talk to them. I know Im not guilty, around the time they're saying this took place I was in prison. I just don't want to say anything that they could be taken out of context as an admission of guilt. What should I do?
Do not make any statements to detectives without first consulting with an attorney. You may unknowingly incriminate yourself. Police are not your friend. Their job is to build a criminal case and make arrest. That's what they do. Get a lawyer immediately.
DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!! It can only hurt you. Go hire a lawyer now.
Your attorney will probably advise you not to go down to the police station for an interview. Don't try to 'splain your way out of this. You'll just be digging a deeper hole for yourself.
Do not. EVER. Talk to the police without an attorney. No exceptions.
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