Scenario: You find a business card on your floor. Someone slid it under the front door. Printed on the front is the acronym "NYPD", a detective's name and phone number. Handwritten on the back is: "Important. Please call." If you don't call an arrest lawyer immediately, you will have waited too long.
A few days later, someone calls you. The caller's ID is blocked. You answer the phone. It's the detective from the business card. He wants you to come down to the station, to talk. "When's a good time?" he asks, adding, "I'm free this afternoon."
What should you do?
Simple. Since you already threw away his business card, write down the detective's name and telephone number. Then say, "My lawyer will contact you." Say this even if you don't have an arrest lawyer.
Say absolutely nothing else. Not even "Goodbye." Hang up the phone. Then, immediately contact an arrest attorney preferably a criminal defense attorney in NYC - preferably the best criminal defense lawyer you can find.
And next time, contact a lawyer as soon as you pick up the detective's business card from your floor; don't wait until you get the phone call.
If you learn that the police want to question you or arrest you, contact me immediately. In the meantime, don't speak with the police; not one word. When we meet, I will explain, in detail, why you should never speak with police.
Additionally, to ensure a lawyer works in the best interest of your defense, read about how to choose a criminal defense lawyer. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you is a crucial step that should not be taken lightly or underestimated.