Franklin Park, IL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: I have a police department calling looking for me. Scared to call back

Looking for a lawyer who will be able to contact them back

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James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If you speak to the police, whether it's on the phone or in person, make sure you let them know that you will not answer any questions unless they get you a lawyer and do not change your mind for any reason. In the meantime you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney so you can have your questions answered and be ready in case you are arrested and charged with a crime.

Juan Ooink agrees with this answer

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: DO NOT speak to the police until you have spoken with a Criminal Defense Attorney. Most attorneys will speak to you, over the phone, free of charge. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better.

William Wolf
William Wolf
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You should hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Many are experienced when it comes to representing either witnesses or targets of criminal investigations.

You should be able to hire one, even in the middle of this Coronavirus crisis and decide what is the best way to proceed.

Good luck to you.

Vadim Glozman
Vadim Glozman
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Do not speak to the police directly. Many times officers will either pressure you to make a statement or make false or misleading promises in order to convince you to talk to them. The first thing anyone should do when receiving a call from the police is tell them that you need to consult with an attorney before making any statements, get their contact information, and hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who will be able to gather the necessary information to best advice you as how to proceed.

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