Do I have to turn myself in today or can i wait til i talk to a lawyer?

I was just informed that I have an
outstanding warrent. The officer wants
to come pick me up today. I’m not sure I
trust her that i will be back home
tonight after receiving a court date. I
asked if i could wait til tomorrow and
talk to a lawyer first and she told me
no. What should/can i do? Do i have any
options?

Asked on September 24, 2017 under Criminal Law, Delaware

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

What you need to do is to contact a local criminal law attorney ASAP. Do not speak to the police until you do, even if they come to your house. While they have the right to arrest you on the outstanding warrant, you have the right to refuse to anwer any of their questions. If you do agree to speak with them, do not do so without having a lawyer present.

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

What you need to do is to contact a local criminal law attorney ASAP. Do not speak to the police until you do, even if they come to your house. While they have the right to arrest you on the outstanding warrant, you have the right to refuse to anwer any of their questions. If you do agree to speak with them, do not do so without having a lawyer present.


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