Police want "to talk" to you...
Summary: If you are under investigation by the police; or if a detective is looking to question you or "get your side of the story," you should immediately contact an experienced NY criminal defense lawyer to represent you.
I recently represented a young man in the Bronx who was being sought for questioning by NY Bronx County detectives. The detectives had left a "card" with others at his last known address in the Bronx. I accompanied the young man to the police precinct, and surrendered him to detectives. Although the detective tried to question him about an alleged incident, I did not allow the detective to pusue such lines of questioning. They arrested him.
Later that day, he was released, and the Bronx County District Attorney's Office declined to prosecute. The reason for this, I believe, is this: detectives probably did not have quite enough evidence concerning my client, but they likely hoped that he would contact them on his own, without an attorney, and incriminate himself, thereby giving them "enough evidence" to prosecute the case. Without any such statements and admissions by him, they did not have enough evidence.
This is why it is so important to IMMEDIATELY retain a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you learn that you are wanted for questioning by the police.
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