If you believe there might be the slightest chance you’re being investigated in a criminal matter, don’t say another word to anyone. Call us immediately. We can help.
Many people think they can talk their way out of a difficult situation. That’s the last thing you want to try. The police are experts at getting you to say things that can be held against you later in court. Losing your freedom is a devastating experience.
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The Hope Diamond is missing, and Officer Friendly thinks you stole it. He types your name into a computer, and instantly knows where you work, where you live, what you drive, and whether or not you’ve been in trouble before. He calls you on the telephone, and tells you he needs to speak with you.
He’s very vague about why. He does not say “I think you stole the Hope Diamond”. Instead, he says something like “There’s been a complaint. I just need you to come talk to me so I can clear a few things up.” He gets you to agree to come to the police station to speak with him, at a specific time.
Choose Your Own Misadventure:
A. You call a lawyer.
B. You choose to go to the meeting.
So is the moral of the story how to commit crimes and get away with it? Of course not. Don’t steal the Hope Diamond, or anything else. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t do drugs. If you don’t commit crimes, you can save a fortune in attorney’s fees! Seriously, though — the police are doing their jobs and good for them. We absolutely need good cops. I honor and value their service. We also need good lawyers and an educated public.
The moral of this story is that you should know and value your own constitutional rights. Whether the First Amendment is your favorite, or the Second — don’t EVER waive your rights just because you don’t know any better. A whole lot of people fought and died to give them to you, and they are worth more than a whole box of rocks.
*DISCLAIMER: The above is for informational and entertainment purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use of and access to this information does not create an attorney-client relationship with André A. Hakes or the law firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes, P.C.
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