What should I do if sheriff wants to discuss a theft over the phone? 13 Answers as of December 20, 2013

A computer was reported stolen by another guest in a guest house dorm style room where I spent the night several months prior. Now the sheriff wants to question me via phone, according to my voice mail / cell phone message. Must I disclose my residence and work addresses? And what if they insist on meeting with me?

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
It sounds like you may be under investigation for the theft. You should never speak to the police without an attorney present. I suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your situation. (S)he would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/20/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Once they confer with you, they can trace the call and locate you. I recommend that you NOT speak to police.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/20/2013
Kirby G. Moss PC | Kirby G. Moss
I would consult a criminal attorney as soon as possible
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 12/20/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
You DO NOT have to talk with them or give them a statement. You may want a lawyer with you if you meet with the police.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/20/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
You have the right to remain silent. Only idiots talk to investigators/cops. Remember, no matter what you say it will be twisted around and used against you later.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/20/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    Never talk to the police or agree to talk to the police without first consulting with a lawyer. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area to advise you what to do.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 12/20/2013
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    You don't have to talk with them, and I would refuse.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 12/20/2013
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