As a suspect in a crime, can it ever be detrimental to get a lawyer involved?
Before anyone gets the wrong idea, nothing has happened to me. I am just curious about the idea that if you are 100% innocent and have nothing to hide, would you need a lawyer still to “protect” you from nefarious police tactics? Conversely, does “lawyering-up“convey a message that you do have something to hide?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.