Get an Attorney! If you are the subject of a law enforcement investigation or believe that you could become a person of interest in someone else’s investigation, it is always in your best interest to consult with an Attorney prior to making any statements to the Police.
Generally, law enforcement has a duty to keep the peace, enforce the law, protect property and investigate crimes. In accordance with these duties, the police regularly interview suspects and witnesses in order to gather evidence.
In the U.S. Supreme Court case Frazier v. Cupp, the Highest Court upheld a confession by the Defendant that was obtained after the police lied to the Defendant. The case reaffirmed law enforcement’s use of trickery and deceit when interrogating a suspect.
If you are in trouble, it is foolhardy to engage the authorities without representation. In fact, the earlier you hire an attorney the better your chances become at obtaining the best possible outcome in your situation.
If you are the subject of an investigation or believe that you may become one, call my office today to schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss your case and explore your options.