I think I may have done something wrong. The Police have asked me to come in and talk to them about what happened. They "just want my side of the story." - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

I think I may have done something wrong. The Police have asked me to come in and talk to them about what happened. They "just want my side of the story."

Your Criminal FAQ's answered by Attorney Tim James, shown here with his wife/bookkeeper Pat Your Criminal FAQ's answered by Attorney Tim James, shown here with his wife/bookkeeper Pat

Talk to your Lawyer first. What the Police probably want is your confession or your version of the story so they can have the opportunity to prove it wrong or to catch you in some intentional or inadvertent falsehood. There are two things to remember:

  1. It is up to the Police to make a case against you and you should not be helping them by having conversations about your case without your Lawyer present.

  2. Sometimes when the Police cannot make the main case against you they will hope to catch you in some false statement so they can file an equally serious charge against you such as the Federal charge of Making a False Statement. Under these circumstances, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GO IN AND TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL LAWYER. If the Police ask you to talk to them you should tell them you would be most happy to do anything that your Lawyer tells you to do and refer them to your Lawyer. He will decide whether you should talk with them or not.
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