You need to take great care if you’re under criminal investigation. Not only must you avoid giving away information that makes it easier for the prosecution to gain a conviction. You also need to avoid giving prosecutors any reason to prosecute you for additional charges.
The following are three mistakes that could see you going to jail, even if you beat the original charges you’re facing or may face soon.
If the police move to arrest you, then go quietly. Resisting could endanger your life and lead to additional charges. The same applies if the police try to pull you over when you are driving. Do not hit the gas and try to lose them, as it could again lead to further charges and endanger the your life and the lives of both the officers and others.
Obstruction of justice
Allegations of obstructing justice will be charged as a felony if the original crime is a felony and a misdemeanor if the original crime is a misdemeanor. Actions that could inspire this charge include destroying evidence or somehow preventing investigators from accessing crucial information. You could also face this charge if you had nothing to do with the original crime but are hiding someone who does.
If you are under investigation or fear you will be pulled into an investigation, you need to let it run its course. You cannot contact people the police may talk to and try to ensure they do not speak up or mention you.
If the police want to investigate you or arrest you, you need to let them. You already have enough on your plate without incurring additional charges. Your best course of action is to seek legal guidance to determine your next steps and safeguard your rights.