If I worked for a doctor for 1 1/2 years and yesterday got a call from police department asking me to come in to go over some payroll issues, do I go without an attorney?

According to the doctor, I was over paid and didn’t pay back. I was having seizures, working 80 plus hours a week, sleep deprived, so who knows if that’s true or not. The doctor never said a thing to me. Can I get arrested?

Asked on June 27, 2017 under Criminal Law, Arizona

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

First of all, you don't have to go at the police station. In fact, you do not have to speak with them even if they come to your home. The fact is that no matter how innocent you may be, the police are trained interrogators and they could have you make incriminating admissions regarding this situation. That is why, whatever you do, under no circumstances submit to questioning by the police without having an attorney with you. At this point you need to consult a local criminal defense attorney ASAP.

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

First of all, you don't have to go at the police station. In fact, you do not have to speak with them even if they come to your home. The fact is that no matter how innocent you may be, the police are trained interrogators and they could have you make incriminating admissions regarding this situation. That is why, whatever you do, under no circumstances submit to questioning by the police without having an attorney with you. At this point you need to consult a local criminal defense attorney ASAP.


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