Person of Interest
We’ve touched on this throughout our website, but you should know that you do not have to answer any questions that the police or other investigators ask you if you have not gotten charged with a crime and merely act as a person of interest in an investigation. Oftentimes, police officers will say that they are trying to help you and it is in your best interest to talk to them. This is rarely the case, particularly if you are a person if interest in a case.
Police officers can and will lie to you to try to get a confession out of you. Don’t help these officers do their job! You can politely tell the police officers that you have no comments for them at this time and that any future questions that they have should be forwarded to your lawyer. This will keep you from saying anything incriminating and it will also show the police that you are not trying to be rude, you are just exercising your right not to speak with them. In this situation, it is always a good idea to hire a criminal defense lawyer to advise you on the best course of action. For more information, you can contact our office.