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New details emerge in case of Bay City substitute teacher charged with having sex with students at Central High | MLive.com

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

New details emerge in case of Bay City substitute teacher charged with having sex with students at Central High | MLive.com.

During questioning, the suspect invoked her constitutional right to have a lawyer present during questioning. In my experience, individuals do not invoke this right as much as they should, due in part to the axiom “only the guilty have something to hide.” Unfortunately, even if someone has done nothing wrong it is almost always the right move to discuss the situation with a criminal defense lawyer. Even a brief conversation with a criminal defense lawyer is privileged and confidential – even if you choose not to hire that lawyer.

The bottom line is – even if you believe you have done nothing wrong, it is always a good decision to consult with a criminal defense lawyer before answering questions from a police officer.

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