You should only speak to your attorney. Never speak to law enforcement when you are a suspect in a criminal matter. If you want to speak to me, as a former Deputy D.A. I'm sure I can answer all your questions. 661-222-2253......David
Yes, you should worry. You need a criminal defense attorney -- at the very least a consultation with one. The detective is not looking to do you any favors but probably to build a case against you.
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Yes, of course you should worry. You are the target of a criminal investigation and the police are looking for you. Absolutely do not meet with or speak to any police officer and do not discuss this matter with anybody except your own attorney whose loyalty will be to you and to nobody else. Retain a good criminal defense attorney immediately, like first thing tomorrow morning if you have not done so already, and leave it to your lawyer to make contact with the detective.
By the way, although nobody can possibly know for sure the answer to your question about what the detective wants, the realistic possibilities are that he wants to (1) prosecute you; (2) use you; or (3) both. My bet is on #3.
I handled numerous narcotics cases as a prosecutor, and I can assure you the detective is not dropping by for a social visit. He is building a case against you. Cases involving narcotics investigations are often filed months after the crime occurred. This is pure speculation, but your case may have been reviewed by a prosecutor, who was unwilling to file charges without the detective interviewing you first. This would explain the delay. I "kicked back" plenty of cases to detectives when I was a prosecutor. You should consult with an attorney. I recommend calling any of the attorneys who answered your question. You can call me at 949 444 2870.
As stated by my colleagues, YES, you should worry. Seek the aid of a lawyer as soon as possible and absolutely DO NOT talk to this detective, even if he arrests you and takes you in for questioning. In fact, do not speak to anyone but your attorney.
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David J. Parsons
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