Should I have an attorney if suspected of theft?

Can the security for my company call me in and interrogate while dropping hints that I am suspected of stealing. Should I entertain their questions, or do I need an attorney? At what point do I tell them that I find their line of questioning degrading to me and at point do I not answer anymore of their questions.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2001 8:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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Stefan Berg
Say very little before consulting an attorney.

YOu want to answer very few of their questions before asking for your attorney. They have the ability to box you in, get you to sign false confessions, etc. Obtain an attorney, and then with the attorney meet with them. Find out what you are accused of stealing. Their report can be very detrimental- they could report you to the police- with petit larceny or grand larceny charges lodged against you.

posted by Stefan Berg  |  Feb 21, 2001 09:06 AM [EST]

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