Can you just pay an attorney to sit with to give a statement when they put a warrant out for you? 16 Answers as of May 21, 2013

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Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Yes, you can hire a lawyer for that limited purpose.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 10/18/2012
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
If you have a warrant you should retain an attorney to surrender you and remain silent. You should never talk to the police and the lawyer would not advise you to make a statement, he will give the prosecutor your side of the story if necessary.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/18/2012
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
Yes.
Answer Applies to: Tennessee
Replied: 5/21/2013
Law Office of Brian K. Wanerman
Law Office of Brian K. Wanerman | Brian K. Wanerman
If they have put an arrest warrant out for you, you will be arrested. You need an attorney to do much more than just sit with you. You need one to protect your rights and advise you. Consult an attorney immediately, BEFORE you get arrested! If arrested, say nothing to the police except routine booking information (name, address, other identity-related information). Respond to all other questions or comments by saying: "I want an attorney. I refuse to answer any questions without my attorney present."
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/16/2012
Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC
Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC | Lacy Fields
Yes, I have represented several clients who are not yet charged with a crime, but who want an attorney present when they go give a statement. This is pretty typical.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 10/15/2012
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    You have a right to have a lawyer present when you surrender on the charge.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Attorney at Law | Michael P. Vollandt
    Yes. In fact you should do that if the charges appear to be serious.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Absolutely, and that's what you should do. You have the right to remain silent, and you should not be opening your mouth to anyone unless your attorney is present. An attorney can also go to court without you to recall the warrant, so it is less risky for you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    Sure you can pay an attorney to sit with you while you are questioned by the cops, but any attorney who advises you to answer any questions is not worth hiring. The real world is not reflected in Hollywood productions.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Meyer & Kiss, LLC
    Meyer & Kiss, LLC | Louis J. Meyer
    Yes, you can hire an attorney to be present with you when you are interviewed by the police.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. | Steven Fairlie
    Yes, and it would be a good idea to bring an attorney to that type of interview. The attorney may even give you some reasons that it may not make sense to give the interview.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    Do not talk to the police. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect you. Hold on to your right to remain silent. Anything you have to say, let the attorney say.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
    Furlong & Drewniak PLLC | Thaddeus Furlong, Esq.
    Yes, but better idea is not to say anything to police unless your attorney is present. If no attorney present then say nothing.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Douglas M. Philpott, P.C. | Peter J. Philpott
    Yes you can. You should not give any statements until you have consulted an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Yes you can hire a lawyer to go with you to any interview with the police. If that person tells you not to say anything. Follow their advice.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 10/15/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Yes, you can pay an attorney to advise you about your statement to the police.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 10/15/2012
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