Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

I was fired from my job in December of 2010. Now, two and a half years later I have been contacted by a detective, who wants me to go to the station so that hear "my side of the story." When I asked what it was about he said a fraud case filed by former employer, early in 2011, involving missing money orders, and that my name had "come up." I agreed to meet with the detective this coming Wednesday (this was two weeks ago) but since agreeing I have been doing a lot of research and everything points to telling me I should NOT meet with the detective. I do not have legal counsel at this time. If I cancel the appt., what reason do I give? And will my canceling cause me to get arrested? I have never even been inside a police station, and I am 40 yrs. old and terrified. Please advise me. Can I be arrested even if they have no evidence against me, and why is this happening over 2 years later?

Asked on 3/25/13, 5:39 pm

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Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law
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No, you cannot be arrested "if they have no evidence against [you]", but in any

event you should not be meeting with a detective investigating the matter

unless you have counsel sitting next to you in the interview.

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Answered on 3/30/13, 5:43 am

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