Tulsa, OK asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: Can I get charged with child neglect after a officer already let me go and said he wasn't going to,

Last night I ran I to a store to grab a gift card, my 2 year old was sleeping so I left her, i parked by the doors and locked the doors, I came out and there was an officer waiting, well he didn't charge me with a crime he said let it be a lesson learned but I did have a warrant for unpaid tickets. My dad came and picked up my daughter and they booked me but I paid what I was supposed to and got out the same night, at 12:21 i got a call from a private number(I don't answer private numbers) he left a voicemail telling me who he was and asked for me to call him back because he had a few more questions to ask me. Well he called back today 3 times and said he needed to ask me a few more questions about last night. Do I have to call him back, and could he decide to charge me now with child neglect? He gave me the number to the police station and badge number so I know it was legitimate

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Keegan Kelley Harroz

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Yes you can still be charged. You must hire an attorney right away. Under no circumstances should you ever speak to law enforcement without your attorney being present.

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