What does it mean when the police want to talk to you?

What does it mean when the police want to talk to you?

The police already believe that you are guilty – that’s why they want to talk to you. They believe you’ve committed a crime, and they want to get you to state that. People believe that if they tell their side of the story it will be over – The police are not going to believe you, and talking will not end things.

Why do the police want to talk to me UK?

Why do police officers invite people in for a friendly ‘chat’? It’s completely normal for police officers to speak to individuals during an investigation, whether they are a witness, suspect or simply someone who needs to be ruled out of the investigation.

Do police have to respond to every call?

But here’s the thing: According to a Supreme Court case, Castle Rock v. Gonzales, police have no legal obligation to respond to anyone’s calls, even in matters of life and death.

When do the police call and want to talk?

I regularly get calls from people when the police are investigating charges like hit and run, OUI , theft, or other charges. The police will often call you or stop by your home if they get a call from a witness who wrote down a license plate, they claim was involved in a crime, and you are the owner of the vehicle suspected of being involved.

How often do police want to ask you questions?

Almost every day I get a phone call from someone who just found out that the police are looking for them or want to ask them questions, and they want to know what to do. Many people think they either have to go give a statement or that they will help themselves by giving a statement.

What to do if the police want to interview You?

You have special protections under the law and do not have to tell them anything. When the police ask you to come down to the station to be interviewed, respond with these words, “I want to talk to a lawyer first.” Then call me.

What happens if you refuse to talk to the police?

The fact that you refused to talk to the police cannot be used against you. In talking to the police, you could unwittingly say something that gives them reason to think you are guilty, or gives them additional evidence that they can use to officially charge you with a crime. But I am innocent, and I would like to clear my name.