Lugoff, SC asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for South Carolina

Q: Should I go back up to the police station if they ask me too or do they plan to arrest me? He wouldn't say on the phone.

I got arrested on 1/9/2020 for forgery. For a returned check and trying to cash another check for work I've done.{it was freelance on a app and I can't get ahold of them.} I was given the check under the assumption it was good {I had an inkling but I didn't think this person would do this to me bc he was my <NOW> ex boyfriend}. Fast forward to today 1/10 the cop calls me and asked me to come back up to the station bc he wanted to ask me more questions. I asked was he arresting me ND he said no not right now as long as you stay honest with me. But I want to know should I actually go up there or do you think he will try to arrest me? He also told me that he would try to help me out bc he knows my grandfather and I don't want to not go up there and him decide not to help me out if that's what he's actually doing.he says he found another check and I know there's not one, he's talking about the same one he already had when I was arrested. Help

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: I would recommend you consult with an attorney before you make a decision. If you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area he/she will be able to make contact with the officer to get the story before you put yourself at risk. You should also remember the police are legally allowed to lie in order to gain incriminating evidence. Just because he tells you aren't in trouble if your honest, doesn't mean that is the truth.

It could be that he is being honest and this is in your best interest, but my advice would be to let an attorney guide you through the process and possibly speak on your behalf.

Ryan D Templeton agrees with this answer

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