Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas

Q: Sister call cop said I hit her im at corner store can cops come in and detain me

And when arrived cop sees no visible markings never question my mom and detaining me never told me why what happened or anything just walked up behind me told me stand up turn around put your hands behind your back inside the store

2 Lawyer Answers
John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: The short answer is YES. I would not say that unless it were true. If the cop ID ed you, and there was an allegation by your sister, the cop had a job to do to at least talk to you. Detaining you was lawful for a very short period of time to inquire. The worst part is you do not know exactly what your sister told police. It seems like they let you go.

If that is so then you handeled things well. Be proud of walking away. That means you did a good job keeping cool. Some people act-out or get stupid. Especially when the cops come to you over some BS. The lesson is to maintain your cool when the cops have you as a target or suspect.

Did they ever charge you for the matter?

Good Luck!

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Police had probable cause and could detain you

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