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What NOT to Do or Say if Approached or Detained by Police
There are many reasons why you might be stopped or approached by the Memphis police—and not every police encounter is negative. You might be approached by an officer if you fit the description of a suspect, appear to need assistance, are in an area where a crime recently occurred, have been pointed out as a suspect or are believed to have witnessed a crime.
Whatever the reason an officer decides to speak to you, your reaction and the extent of your cooperation can influence how long you’re detained.
The team from the Memphis criminal law office of Stephen Leffler recommends some helpful tips in protecting your rights and avoiding making harmful voluntary statements.
If you are being held or have been arrested by the police, don’t:
If you’ve been detained or arrested, you should act quickly to protect your rights and ensure a strong defense. Contact Memphis criminal defense attorney Stephen Leffler.The Law Office of Stephen Leffler - criminal law firm in memphis
707 Adams Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105