Here’s What You Should Do If A Police Officer or Detective Calls You About Allegations of Sexual Assault
If you are a suspect or a person of interest in a sex crime investigation, you are more than likely to be contacted by a police officer or a detective. So, what do you do when a detective calls you? Do you have to talk to them? Will you pay them a visit just because you are truly innocent of the sex crime they are talking about?
The answer to those questions is a big NO. Even if you are innocent of the crime and you have all the alibis, witnesses and evidences that proves your innocence, don’t talk to them. By going in and willingly giving your statement and side of the story, they will have the opportunity to get something out of you that can make a huge difference on your case. They can twist each and every word that will come out of your mouth and use it against you when the trial day comes.
If you are being investigated for a sex crime and a police officer or a detective calls you, here’s what you should and you can do.
Whether you are guilty or innocent of the crime, you cannot talk your way out of the on going investigation. Better shut it up and remember the phrase “you have the right to remain silent”. If you are asked again and again, inhale and exhale and calmly tell the officers that you have nothing to say and you have the right to remain silent and it’s your constitutional right not to speak with them.
The prosecutor is not your friend. Even if they are nice when talking to you, don’t ever treat them as your friend in this kind of time. To put it simply, prosecutors are just like any other cops or detectives, they will do everything they can to get something out of you and put you behind bars using it.
Hire the best sex crime lawyer. It’s not enough to get the services of a public defender or a criminal defense lawyer. Get the services of a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in sex and abuse crime. Don’t test things out by using the services of a public defender first to see what happens to the case. Time is very critical in here so better hire an experienced sex crime lawyer as soon as you learn about the sex crime charges.
If you are charged in Michigan for a sex crime (referred as Criminal Sexual Conduct), you’ll need a Michigan sex crime lawyer to defend your rights. Attorney Nicole Blank Becker can help you understand the charges you are facing and develop a creative, personalized strategy for your defense. She has an exhaustive understanding of Criminal Sexual Conduct cases and the law. She knows the system from every perspective having been both a defense attorney, a prosecutor and the Chief of Sex and Abuse cases for more than 4 years.