Many times at our law firm, we receive calls asking if a suspect is required to go to the police station and voluntarily submit to a police interview. The answer is always a resounding, "NO!"
Here is a a simple test to determine if you are required to answer any questions or submit to any interview: Are the police asking you to answer questions?
Here are examples of police asking permission:
"Do you mind answering a few questions?"
"Can you come down to the police station and speak with us?"
"We just want to clear up a few things, do you want to help us?"
If the police are asking for your permission, that is a clear sign that they lack authority to require you to do what they are asking. Play it safe, call a lawyer.
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