If I agreed to give a statement to police do I have to or can I take it back?

Basically, I agreed to give a statement because I’m under suspicion of committing a crime.

Asked on March 17, 2018 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Under no circumstances should you go to the police station without first having consulted with a criminal defense lawyer. The fact is that you are under no obligation to do so, even if you have already agreed to go. If you submit to questioning you risk getting yourself arrested; the police are trained and experienced in getting people to incriminate themselves. Again, speak with an attorney ASAP.


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