WHAT IF A TENNESSEE POLICE OFFICER REQUESTS TO INTERVIEW ME?
If a police officer contacts you for an interview in regard to a criminal case, politely decline the request to speak to him or her and then immediately consult an attorney. A Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney may be able to respond to the law enforcement's request on your behalf so that your liberty is not in jeopardy.
Do not who assume that it is okay to give an interview because you are innocent of any unlawful activity. Through statements made during a seemingly innocent interview, you may end up being charged with an offense or being convicted of a crime you did not commit. Statements can be misconstrued and cause problems. To make certain your legal rights are protected, the best option is to have an attorney with you anytime you meet with or speak to a law enforcement official.