Q: I have not been arrested but have been threatened with embezzlement charges.
I am the Cubmaster/Treasurer/Den leader of my local Cub Scout Pack. I had reported fraudulent charges on the acgreecount. When I was called in to get my statement it was more like an interrogation and the green officer (who has never done this kind of thing before) was fishing to find something I had done wrong. I gave him all the receipts and invoices he would need. Then he called me in for a second interview and an actual detective sat in on that one. The Detective brought up the fact that I was molested as a child, raped at 18, and lost my first born daughter, Joselyn. After that I was in NO state of mind to answer any questions and they pushed anyways. Now I am receiving inappropriate comments on facebook about the case )from someone I do not know and should not know about the case if they were doing their job right). Officer Sneider the one who did the interviews has been calling all hours of the night just to set up another interview for Friday 3/15 at 5pm. I need representation
A: You shouldn't answer any further questions without an attorney. You have a fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination. What city did this occur in?
Brent T. Geers agrees with this answer
You would be well advised to contact a local criminal law attorney as soon as possible, provide him or her with the contact information for the detective, and proceed under their advice and guidance.
Constitutional safeguards are in place for a reason. As a general rule, if the police suspect you of a crime, your explanation - even one made with noble intent - may do you more harm than good.
Under the circumstances that you describe, you need a lawyer right away. I would not recommend making any further statements about this allegation to the police or anyone else. Your question does not indicate what city the allegation concerns. Please feel free to call me at either 248-792-2590 (office) or 586-530-1221 (cell phone).
Daniel Hilf, Esq.
Hilf & Hilf, PLC
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