If detectives requesting a meeting with me, should I go?

UPDATED: Jan 12, 2012

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If detectives requesting a meeting with me, should I go?

A male friend that I had took my car without permission and robbed 2 stores. I’ve already spoken with detectives about it. When he was caught he told them I had nothing to do with it. He recently threatened me saying if that if I didn’t give him something he wanted he would tell the detectives I was involved somehow and now they are calling back wanting to talk to me again. They openly expressed how they thought I was lying before. I’ve already told them everything I know. So do I have to go to this meeting?

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Florida


Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

No. Especially, if he has already indicated that you are lying. 

You already told them what happened, period.  It appears that they want to interview you again to try and find inconsistencies in your initial interview. You already told them everything, so do not risk being implicated in this crime.

The best thing you can do is retain an attorney and follow his advise.  Who will most likely tell you to not speak with the detective.  Plus, when and if you are confronted again, you can tell them you are not speaking to them on advice of counsel. Note, you can already tell them that an attorney has advised you not to speak with them.

Warning: It appears that they are trying to implicate you in these robberies.

Hope this helps.


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