Do not speak with the police and hire a criminal defense lawyer.
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Hire a lawyer to speak to the detectives on your behalf. They will protect your rights and prevent you from saying anything that can help the police build a case against you.
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Consult and hire experienced counsel as soon as possible. They will speak with the police on your behalf, figure out the next steps and guide you through the process.
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Do not go to the precinct to speak with anyone. If you can afford to hire an attorney, then contact one to call the precinct on your behalf. If you can't afford an attorney, then you can tell the detective that you do not wish to speak with them without one. If they want to move forward with an arrest, then you will likely have to surrender yourself to the precinct and an attorney will be provided to you in court. If that occurs, do not make any statements at the precinct.
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