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Am I legally obligated to cooperate with the police?

A friend drove an acquaintance of hers to a shop and unbeknownst to her that person shoplifted a bunch of items. A security camera picked up her car and police came to her home to ask her to tell them who the person was… (Read more)

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Samuel Michaels

Founder & Lawyer, SM Legal

In general, an individual will only be compelled to speak if they are acting as a witness during a legal proceeding. However, on a practical level, it is likely better to cooperate with police rather than facing the risk that they will deem your friend an accomplice to the crime.

Answered: 8 months ago