Can I refuse to answer any questions a detective asks me regarding my friend’s investigation?

Asked on February 19, 2013 under Criminal Law, Georgia


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

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You are under no obligation to speak with the police, even if they come to your home. The fact is that you may inadvertently say something to incriminate your friend, or worse, yourself. If the police insist on speaking with you, do not do so without having an attorney present to represent your interests. Do not speak with the police alone no matter if they try to befriend you or, converesly, no matter how they try to intimidate you.

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