If you are suspected of committing a crime, it is critical that you limit any and all interactions with police. In this situation, police officers are not your friends. They are there to gather evidence and prosecute you. I can't even count the number of cases that have been compromised by people talking to the police during the investigative stages of cases.
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Hiring a lawyer early on in the process is critical. Many people choose not to hire a lawyer until formal charges are brought because they don't want to incur the expense. What these people don't realize is that they can actually save money by hiring a lawyer early. If you hire a good lawyer soon enough, you may be able to prevent charges from being brought all-together.
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