What to do if 3 days ago I was in a house where a cocaine bust occured and they found a small amount of weed in my pocket and now the police want to question me?

They took down my information and said they’ll contact me later but I “should be fine.” Now they have just set up a public meeting (gas station) and I would like to know what questions they will likely ask and if I should secretly record the conversation?

Asked on November 3, 2015 under Criminal Law, Virginia

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Anytime criminal charges are potentially involved, a person should have legal counsel. This is particularly true any time that the police want to question that person. No one should speak to them without having an attorney present, no matter where the questioning takes place (even if the police show up at their home).
In light of the above, the fact is that no matter how innocent you may be, you could inadvertently say something potentially incriminating about yourself or another. Remember, the police are trained interogator. Frankly, it's time that you consult directly with a criminal law attorney. They can go over the details of your situation and best advise you further as to your rights.


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