By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Police officers investigate crimes and build criminal cases. Police use the legal elements of a crime as a check list to determine whether they can make an arrest or not. Police officers are not judges. It is not their job to determine who is right and who is wrong and shake the hand of the winner.
Always consult a lawyer if police want to question you.
Miranda rights will typically not apply to voluntary visits to the police station. While only the police really know the true reason they ask a particular person to come in, it may be because they lack only a technical check-list item to complete their case.
The police may be looking for a minor detail which the suspect assumes is common knowledge, or the police may not have a clue and the suspect confession…
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