Do I have to go down to the precinct and turn myself in?

A policeman called my house informing me that my name came up in an investigation. He threatened to arrest me if I didn’t come down so I asked the officer numerous times to explain to me what I’m being charged with. He told me that he can’t speak about it over the phone, so wants to tell me in person.

Asked on April 2, 2018 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Under no circumstances go to the police station without legal representation. The fact is that you are under no obligation to speak with the police, even if they come to your house. The fact is that they are trained and experienced in getting people to incriminate themselves during an interrogation. You are strongly advised to consult with an attorney ASAP.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Under no circumstances go to the police station without legal representation. The fact is that you are under no obligation to speak with the police, even if they come to your house. The fact is that they are trained and experienced in getting people to incriminate themselves during an interrogation. You are strongly advised to consult with an attorney ASAP.


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