Winter Haven, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Police said someone told them they seen my car with my tag committing a committing a burglary but it wasn't my car

They're trying to say they have pictures of my car

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Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A car cannot commit a crime. Only an individual or corporation can do that. I would anticipate a visit from a detective trying to get you to make an admission or to trap you by backing you into a corner. You should retain an attorney and refer any request for an interview to them. You want the police to perceive you as cooperative but DO NOT grant an interview without an attorney present. I only have my clients speak to the police when I have a promise from them as to what will happen. If I'm not satisfied as to how the interview will go, I will tell the police that I will not have my client give an interview. That makes me the "bad guy" and does not make it look like my client has something to hide. Let your attorney present any evidence to the police. What your attorney says cannot be used against you.

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