You do not know what they have and do not have. What you know is that there is nothing you can say to help yourself as they will twist and turn your words and write down only what they want & later claim you did not say anything that would help you. Do NOT talk to them without a lawyer. Hire a lawyer to represent you.
I agree with Ms. Henley, do not talk with the police at all. You will want a lawyer if they pursue this, but start by telling them you would want a lawyer present if they want to question you. In terms of what evidence they have, well you know what you did or didn't do and you should have some idea whether it is possible that they have evidence on you. If so, then you should have more concern and speak with a lawyer immediately. Good Luck.
Unless a police officer witnesses an alleged theft than a complaint must be filed with the police department to move forward. The police then forward their information to the District Attorney’s Office. Once there depending on whether it is a felony or misdemeanor it will either go to a Grand Jury or an information and complaint will be filed. Remember anyone can make an allegation against you with great evidence or no evidence at all. Heed the other fine attorneys’ advice that responded to your question and hire an attorney and do not give any statement without first be represented by counsel. There is a tendency for people to believe they can explain a charge away on their own. That is a foolish move. Get an attorney in your area that handles criminal defense.
Only the police know what kind of evidence they have against you. Do not hand them a case by giving them a statement. You can either hire an attorney to start working on it now or wait and see if you ever get arrested.
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