I’ve been falsely accused of stealing a company vehicle and am now being questioned by the authorities, what can I do?

I work live, and work at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. On 07/16/10 a resort golf cart was stolen. Apparently someone attempted to drive it down a dangerous path and got it stuck. The next day I was questioned by 3 NPS officers. One of them claimed that there were witnesses that saw me there that night. However, I have a credible alibi for the entire day. It’s been only a week and I’ve already been visited by NPS 4 times. I already gave them my statement but they’re still questioning me. One of the rangers tone and language is making me feel harassed.

Asked on July 23, 2010 under Criminal Law, Arizona

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You are in a National Park and being questioned by their rangers and not the police.  But I can not imagine that your Constitutional rights are any less important.  If they come by again quite nicely state that you have already given your statement and told them your whereabouts for the time of the crime.  You may want to consult with an attorney in your area. And if they continue to come back then say that if they would like to talk to you any more that they will have to do so in the presence of your attorney.  You may need a little muscle to get them off your back.  Good luck.


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