Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri

Q: During Interrogation

cop asks if I have any paraphernalia in my home. And then states because I would hate to arrest your grandma is that a threat?

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Matthew Mueller
Matthew Mueller
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The best thing you can do is at the very beginning of the interrogation is to kindly state that you want an attorney present. The police are required to cease all questioning at that point. Before any interrogation begins, the police must first advise you of your “Miranda rights,” which includes the right to have an attorney present, and that an attorney will be provided if you cannot afford one. You should request an attorney at that time, before the actual interrogation begins. That way, you never have to worry about answering this question.

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