Why would an officer be looking for me at a friends house?

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Why would an officer be looking for me at a friends house?

I had a friend’s sister e-mail me and call me telling me that an officer went to her brother’s house (who I am good friends with) asking for me and said that I used his address. I have no idea what my friend’s address is and the only thing that I have ever used his name on in the past was his name and phone number for job applications. I have searched my state for warrants under my name and nothing comes up saying there is a warrant for my arrest. What could this be? And what can I do. Apparently from what she said, I will be served tomorrow. On top of that my phone number is new. How’d they get it?

Asked on January 8, 2011 under Criminal Law, Nebraska

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

What you can do is to speak with an attorney about voluntarily speaking with the police.  If you really have no idea what this could be about then you really have nothing to hide or to run from.  Maybe you are being sought to inquire about someone else.  There could be a whole host of reasons but worrying about them and running and hiding - not that I am saying that that is what you are doing - but it seems from the way that you have phrased this question you are very nervous about it all.  It is not worth it and seeking help to "block" for you may be the best thing to calm your nerves.  Good luck.


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