Should I speak with the police if they have asked me to come in for a formal interview?

Possible credit card fraud charges.
Previous company must have reached out
to the police and now they are
investigating.

Asked on March 28, 2017 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can decline their "offer" to come in and speak wth them. You do not have to go to the police station. Whatever you do, under no circumstances should you go to speak with the police without having an attorney with you. If you speak to them without having a lawyer to protect your interests, it is to their benefit. They will try to get you to implicate yourself in the incident. So remember, you are under no obligation to speak to the police, even if they come to your home. At this point, you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer in your area ASAP.


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