Question: What should a person do if he or she is under a criminal investigation in Oklahoma?
Answer: The single most important thing that somebody can do if they are under criminal investigation is to speak with an attorney before they ever speak with law enforcement. It’s common for law enforcement to contact somebody who’s under investigation, to ask them to come down for a casual conversation. It’s a horrible idea for somebody to do that. The police are investigating you for a crime at that point in time. It’s very rare for somebody to be able to talk themselves out of an arrest in those situations. The first thing you need to do is contact an attorney, let that attorney advise you and if necessary let that attorney speak on your behalf with law enforcement. Whether you’re guilty, innocent or somewhere in between, it’s just never a good idea to speak with law enforcement if you’re under investigation.