My question involves police conduct in the State of: Texas
Last night I was phoned by a police detective. He wanted me to come in for questioning. Of course it was 9pm and late, so I told him to call back tonight when I got off work approximately 6pm. He wouldn't tell me what it was about, he just wanted to speak to me. From this and other forums, that sounds like standard police practice. Unfortunately, I answered a few questions about who I am, vehicles, etc. before joining (and reading) these forums.
I know from this forum that I better get a lawyer. I have called some, but haven't yet retained anyone.
I assume my course of action is to:
1. When he calls back either A: don't answer the call (let it go to voice mail), or B: Simply refuse to see him without counsel.
2. Get a lawyer signed on for my case via a consultation, then retainer (those the steps?).
Since this is a misdemeanor, will there be an arrest warrant for me, or a summons, or indeterminate to which?
Next, should I wait until an arrest or summons before seeking legal counsel?
And if I've read correctly in this or other forums, if paid a visit by police, I do not have to speak to them unless it's a warrant (not a summons?).
Finally, I live in city A, but the offense was committed in city B. If a warrant, are city B's police allowed to arrive at my residence in city A to serve the warrant, or must city B serve the warrant for city A? Same for summons... How does that work, or does it not matter? Can city A's police arrest me for city B's warrant? Would they do that for a misdemeanor?