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I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation.
Can you please tell me more about this situation and what is being investigated by the local police department?
At this point, I do not know. This letter was the first I heard of it and the detective is apparently out of the office today.
Did you have a case with police department?
Were you involved or investigated for any type of criminal activity?
not to my knowledge
Did you make any police reports or reported any crimes? Did the letter state anything about the nature of the police case?
No, to all three questions.
Well, at this point you can simply find out what this is all about and if you are a suspect in any criminal investigation.
However, you do not want to be questioned by the police detective, since anything that you say can and will be used against you to build a criminal case.
It is generally a good idea for someone in your position to contact a local criminal defense attorney and to have your local criminal defense attorney make the inquiry with the police detective and to handle any communications on your behalf.
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no,thank you for your info
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