Salem, IN asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: officer question me about a house that had been broken into and some spoons someone said I sold them I did not.

I never sold any spoon and I told him I did not break in the house. all he has is someone saying I sold them spoon. Can he arrest me

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Greg Spencer
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Greg Spencer
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Please keep in mind that an arrest is not a conviction. Sometimes innocent people get arrested. If you are proven innocent the charges will then be dismissed. Another important issue to keep in mind that you have the right to have an attorney present any time you are questioned by police. If you can't afford an attorney one will be provided. Anything you say can be used against you.

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