I am a recent eighteen-year-old. A few months ago an officer from the suburban Chicago area, where I live, contacted my grandparents (whom I live with) - however, he is from a city that sits about 30 minutes away from my place of residence. I have only visited some distant friends there less than a handful of times. I do not believe the situation involves them. According to my grandparents, the officer hinted at a time that I went out with a girl. This girl has a history of emotional and psychological issues and was in inpatient psych a few times. I have always made a point to not behave in a way that could be perceived as hostile or as a sexual advance. I am not that type of person. I was blocked by her on all social media soon afterward. I would not be surprised if she set me up or framed me, which is absolutely abhorrent. Tonight, I received another call. I believed this to be over with, as I never ended up going in and it has been five months. The officer is saying that he is trying to "help me get out of this with a clean record". I have been told to tell him that I refuse to show unless he provides legal representation (I am eighteen and broke, which I believe he is using!)
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The police officer has already indicated that he is going to arrest you (that’s what he means by his reference to a a clean record - he’s is coaxing you into the station by pretending that he’ll help you with the prosecutors). You need to stop talking to him and instead hire your own attorney to represent you.
Immediately stop discussing anything with any law enforcement without a licensed attorney. The police officer is not trying to help you, he is investigating a possible crime and your own admissions, statements, explanations will be used for that purpose.
Do not talk to anyone but a good attorney.
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