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VIC Theft at a Shop - Police Want to Interview Me

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Kylie Josh, 14 March 2015.

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  1. Kylie Josh

    Kylie Josh Member

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    I've just had a police officer knock on my door. Ask me to come to police station this afternoon to interview me about a theft at a shop (stealing incident) late last year. I've never been in trouble with police. What do I do ?
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Why do they want to interview you?
     
  3. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Generally it is better to go to the station. It is better than having them turn up at your work/home to arrest you.

    You need to decide if you want a lawyer present. If I was in your position I'd go down to the station to find out what they want. Under no circumstances should you tell them ANYTHING till you understand what is happening, and even then you may want to just say no comment. If you do not understand what is going on, get assistance. Possibly take a friend with you, though if the police consider you a suspect they won't let them in the room while you are interrogated.
     
  4. Junior

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    I agree with @ Tim W, you better ask them what they want. As for my personal experience, DO NOT TRUST THE POLICE, DO NOT GIVE ANY STATEMENTS FROM THEM.
    Rod is right, do not go on your own.
     

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