Originally Posted by Mr. Caribou
I'm not suspected in the burglary anymore since the guy who did it went up and confessed should I still get a lawyer?
It would be unethical and malpractice for me to give you any legal advice on the internet like this and the final decision is yours.
You can always invoke your rights at anytime talking to the detective, but in my experiance most do that far too late - after they have confessed and the officer wants them to sign their confession. However, I have seen many times where people have been able to rapidly clear up misperceptions and misunderstandings.
If you had a feeling the deal was underhanded, any detective worth his badge will sweet talk you to that point. But this "case" is peanuts in the grand scheme of things to him so he might just want to close it out.
I hope I have made myself obscure.