Never attend a Police Interview without an Attorney
Why do the Police want to speak to you? The ONLY Reason is that you are now a suspect and they don't want to get sued for false arrest - because they don't have enough evidence to satisfy Probable Cause. Every Statement you give can be twisted and turned to be used against you.
Police InterviewsI. Never trust police, FBI, or other agents. However, retain a friendly, positive, respectful, and professional attitude at all times. Do not assume a belligerent attitude for this will inspire belligerence on the part of the officer. II. Never allow them inside your home or your car without a search warrant. Always demand to see the warrant. III. If unwillingly detained, demand to know if you are under arrest and under what charge. IV. If under arrest, answer all questions with only these five words: "I have nothing to say" and request to see a lawyer. No matter what they say, respond with, "I do not want to talk to you without my lawyer." However, never trust your lawyer if he advises you to break any of these basic legal self-defense principles. V. Don't lie to cops, not even to say something like, "I don't know." Making any false statements whatsoever can open you up to a charge of obstruction of justice. So say nothing but the Five Words to them. If they press you, tell them that you will not speak to anybody without a lawyer. The Police sometimes say things like "why do you need a lawyer if you're innocent". Bite your tongue and stay silent until you speak to an attorney.
When you get arrested, ALWAYS Assume they're ListeningAfter an arrest the Police will put you in various holding tanks and allow you to use a telephone, always assume you are being recorded. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy and anything you say is used against you in court. I have seen people sentenced to death where the only real piece of evidence was statements made in the holding tank at the police station. The ONLY time you have true privacy is when speaking to an attorney.