What should I do if the NYPD wants to talk to me?

If the NYPD wants to talk to you, the first thing you do is call a criminal defense lawyer. Yes, even if you have done nothing wrong. Even if you perhaps just witnessed a crime. Let me repeat that: the first thing to do if the NYPD wants to talk to you is to call a criminal defense lawyer. Reach for the phone and contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

That is because if they want to speak to you, it is likely they will arrest you and are looking for you to give them enough probable cause to do it. There is no such thing as calmly sitting down with the police and discussing a crime, crime scene, your involvement, or lack of involvement. Nothing gets straightened out. And the usual reassuring phrases of cooperate and cooperation, and getting things out in the open is only just that, nice phrases. Their main goal is usually to arrest you. 

Call a criminal defense attorney to act as an intermediary between you and the police. We can find out quickly if you are a criminal investigation target or just a potential witness to a crime. Whatever category you happen to be in, call a criminal defense lawyer. It’s your freedom at stake. We make sure you keep it.

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