If my 17 year old daughter was that she is a suspected of something and needs to go to police station for questioning, do I have the right to know what she is suspected of before we go?

Someone claiming to be a police officer called my 17 year old and told her she is a suspect but didn’t say of what and that we need to be at police station at 5:00 for questioning.

Asked on July 21, 2017 under Criminal Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

This is a criminal matter and should be treated seriously and carefully. Therefore, do not speak with the police without first having consulted with an attorney. You are under no legal obligation to meet with them, even if they should coe to your house. In fact, if you do decide to go to the police station, your lawyer should be present.


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