I recently have been asked by and investigator to call and speak with them about a stolen laptop, which was found on me during an arrest for stealing recyclable metals. While incarcerated, I was questioned and told them a vague area from which I were to have bought the laptop at a flea market. I was arrested for the recyclables in another state and the laptop was apparently stolen in my state. I served time for the recyclables and have since been on the "straight and narrow". I do not want to self convict myself by answering the questions incorrectly. Thank you.
Contact a criminal attorney to speak to the investigator. You can locate an attorney on AVVO under the TAB "Find Lawyer" - Many offer free consultations.
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
You should say..."I would like to introduce you to my attorney"... Get one and don't say another word to anyone until you speak to him/her.
This response is based on information provided. Many variables may exist that can only be addressed in an interview. This answer in no way creates an attorney-client relationship.
There is no reason for you to speak to this person. Doing so will most likely result in an arrest.
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No! The lesson also appears at minute 6:00 of the attached clip from "The Wire," where counsel advises "you don't say anything, you don't do anything, you don't write anything...."
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