I Think I Am Under Investigation For A Crime, But Have Not Yet Been Charged. What Should I Do?
The Police Often Try To Take Advantage Of You
Police often seek statements from defendants that at the time, may seem like a harmless meeting. The police may bring you into the interview room, provide you with a beverage and a bag of chips, and seemingly want to be your new best friend.
Most police don’t come out an say, “We want you to speak to us because we hope that you will tell us something that can be used against you.”
It's Your Right To Speak To A Lawyer
It’s not uncommon to think that speaking to a lawyer will make the police think they are guilty, or make it look like you are hiding something.
It is important to be mindful of the fact that if you are charged with an offence, the prosecutor cannot argue that you are more likely guilty because you elected to exercise your right and speak to a lawyer.
A lawyer at Bernstein Law Group will be happy to give you advice before you speak to the police.