We recently discussed how pranks can lead to criminal charges. The issue with pranks is that they can do harm to people. Charges resulting from pranks are only one type of charge you might face. As you are being questioned about the prank, you must provide honest answers or simply invoke your right to remain silent.
If you do opt to give a statement and that statement isn't factual, you might face charges for making false statements. This opens up another criminal charge for you. You can face various penalties for making false statements, including time in prison. Making false statements is what sent Martha Stewart to prison.
We know that you might be frightened when you interact with police when you are suspected of committing a crime. This fear doesn't excuse your behavior if you make false statements. You can still face charges, even if fear is a factor.
We are here to stand by your side if you are being questioned. We can help you prepare a statement about the charges or to help you determine how you will handle questions from the police. You shouldn't think that you can do everything on your own. Your emotions might get the best of you as you deal with the situation.
The statements you make when you are dealing with law enforcement officers can have an impact on your defense options. You have to be sure that you are being factual without incriminating yourself. This is a difficult line to understand when you are facing the intensity of being questioned.