Legal question

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  1. AIBClone

    AIBClone Member

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    Yesterday morning a cop shows up and asks me if I hit something(Yes a deer in 2012. Truck is a piece so of course not worth the fix it.) I said yes and explained the situation. Asked him what the problem was as I was asked about it 2 months ago when I was pulled over for a headlight out. Anyhow, today he damn near beats my door down, but I slept through it. He leaves his business card so I call him later. Meet him at Polk County, puts me in his car and reads me my rights. Starts showing me pictures of a mailbox that got knocked down the other night. I of course told him where I was and let him know that I had about 10 witnesses to prove it. So he takes me inside where a detective grills me for about 10 minutes before she gives up. Says they will press charges and I walk out the front door and go home. Should I be worried or were they just trying to scare me to get me to admit to a crime I didnt commit or do they really have something here? Should I lawyer up? They say the tracks match my truck and it happened 2 blocks from my house. I have somebody with me from 6:30 til the next day. Not sure when the crime happened.
     
  2. kingcy

    kingcy Well-Known Member

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    I'm no expert but I don't know how matching tire tracks can make you guilty of this. Over half the pickups in my town have the same tires.
     
  3. Cyclonepride

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    Worked in My Cousin Vinny.

    This is the extent of my legal knowledge .
     
  4. F5cy

    F5cy Well-Known Member

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    #4 F5cy, Jan 22, 2014
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    This is why you NEVER, EVER talk to the police unless you have a lawyer present.

    Really, just watch the first 5 minutes if you don't have time for the whole thing.

    [video=youtube;i8z7NC5sgik]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8z7NC5sgik[/video]
     
  5. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

    They were trying to scare you into confessing. The mailbox probably belongs to some old annoying a-hole who won't leave the police alone so they are trying to close the case quick. "Hey, this guy has a truck. Lets go after him." In that situation I used to get mouthy with them and don't let them push me around, but I don't think I would do that anymore. Not in Albuquerque. They shoot people for no reason.
     
  6. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

    Stealing a can of tuna in the South... that is serious bidness!
     
  7. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I can't see how they would possibly tell from tire tracks without witnesses.
    I think I saw them do it in a procedural drama, but that's like, fiction and stuff.

    Just crack open your Monopoly game and take a "get out of jail free" card. You should be fine with that.
     
  8. IAmNotTheMayor

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    1. Shut up and lawyer up. Everyone has the right to remain silent, but most lack the ability.
    2. Don't feel like you have to tell them anything. Never volunteer unsolicited information. It is legal for cops to lie.
     
  9. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    My question is, why the hell is a detective there for a busted down mailbox?! I have one of my stores get robbed in Indianapolis and I can't even get a detective to come down for that!
     
  10. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    maybe he's bored? isn't destruction of a mailbox oddly serious because it's a federal offense? That does seem rather odd though, probably a good idea to stop talking to them and lawyer up if they come back.

    but yeah, I learn about crime from the Good Wife, Criminal Minds, and Person of Interest. So really, I'm more qualified to answer lawyer questions about a sadistic murder committed by a machine.
     
  11. Cy94

    Cy94 Member

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    A mail box is federal property. Wouldn't the post office police have jurisdiction?
     
  12. 3TrueFans

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    Better call Saul.
     
  13. AIBClone

    AIBClone Member

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    I think they were phishing pretty hard. Called my fiance and told her that I told them she did it. She told them the exact same thing and they got pretty ****** off. They also claimed that they had video surveillance of said crime being performed when they grilled me. Called me a liar and all.
     
  14. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    wth, was it the Chief of Police's mailbox and he was expecting drugs that are missing or something now? :eek:
     
  15. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    If you can instigate a little beating you could be sitting on easy street before long.
     
  16. AIBClone

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    I am not sure who's mailbox it was. They showed me pictures of it down, the tracks, my tires, and an impression from my tires in front of my house.
     
  17. chadly82

    chadly82 Active Member

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    You dont even need to lawyer up unless they actually have something, if they really try to pursue things then have them speak to a lawyer theyre just on a fishing expedition.
     
  18. Cyclonesince78

    Cyclonesince78 Well-Known Member

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    You're good, they got nothing. They're desperate.
     
  19. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    You should have pulled a Usual Suspects on them.
     
  20. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    You sound guilty to me. Just confess and face the music. You deserve this advice for seeking legal advice on a sports message board.
     

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