Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Detectives came to my house while i wasnt home to ask me questions about a friend of mine who went missing about 2

She wasnt a close friend so i dont know much at all. Should i talk to them..i dont want to get wrapped up in ....wha

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Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You choose to speak with them at your own peril. You should have a lawyer go with you if possible AND you do not have to speak with them. The reason it is advised not to speak with them is because nothing you say in your favor can be offered as evidence to prove innocence (it is hearsay) , however everything that can be construed as "against your interests" is an exception to the hearsay rule and is admissible in court. I recommend you review a video on Utube (see link below) that explains better than I can here why you should not speak with the popo.


Do not speak with police video, by James Duane

Best of luck to you.

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