Originally Posted by Dave D
You don't really have the right to have a lawyer present at this stage. You haven't been arrested. Miranda and all that stuff only apply once you've been arrested.
Wow that couldn't be farther from the truth. My right to remain silent and right to have an attorney present applies in any and every situation when dealing with law enforcement. I don't know what constitution you live by but it sure isn't the same one I do.
If I am being questioned by law enforcement for ANY reason, whether I'm arrested at the time or not, I have the right to have an attorney present and have the right to remain silent. Ask any attorney that. Especially any criminal defense attorney. That's why any half brained attorney will tell you NEVER talk to the police without an attorney present.