If I called police and they were dispatched but I filed no charges and nothing was done, why do I still have to talk to a detective?

Got hit across face; they took picture. Worried about friend drunk driving was reason for call.

Asked on June 26, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

They may be following up on the assault allegation or they have more questions about your friend-- he may have caused some other problems that night or later that you just don't know about.  If this detective wants to talk to you, he'll most likely accomodate your schedule.  It doesn't hurt to at least talk to him over the phone to find out what the situation is.   

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