Are you facing criminal charges or are you about to be questioned? Regardless of the accusation, it is advisable to consult a lawyer at the beginning of the proceedings (i.e. before the first statement). This will help you to avoid making ill-considered and possibly “unintentional” statements. Careless statements to the police can hardly or only with great difficulty be relativised at a later stage. This makes it all the more important to strategically prepare and process the offence you are accused of. Remember: As a suspect, you have the right to refuse to make a statement.