Make no mistake they think you did something and it would make life so much better, (for the Law ) if you would just talk with them about it a little.
Even if you have an alibi, and are as innocent as a newborn, get a lawyer. No good can come from talking to law enforcement, but a lot of bad will come down on you. Get a lawyer even if you are broke or think you will confess and all will be forgiven, the cops are there to convict you not to help and they only give you the warning so the arrest will be clean and proper. Bear in mind it is better to wait for your lawyer than to confess without a deal on the table and only the Prosecutor can offer the deal not the officer.
Ask for a Lawyer
Think about this how many times have you heard " I want to talk to lawyer" on Cops? I never have because those people waited until they had help before answering questions.
So if you hear that you have the "Right To Remain Silent" use it. The marvelous document we have as the basis for legal rights is the Constitution of the United States and the assorted amendments that come as no cost to you options. The Fifth Amendment is absolute protection against the government forcing you to confess against yourself.
All you have to do is be quiet and that is not evidence that you did whatever the accusation may be. This protection is only available in criminal matters where you are the Defendant. It is against human nature to be quiet, we all want to explain how that empty booze bottle got into the backseat, or why you appear to be speeding, how come you are naked with your neighbor's wife , don't do it. Make the government do their job.
Be polite and respectful Law enforcement is a tough job but it is not up to you to make it easier
I know a few good law men and have the utmost respect for them, however their job and priority is the Public not me and even if we are friends I can expect him or her to enforce the law against me not for me. This is a difficult concept for some people. An interview with law enforcement is a time for a lawyer, especially if you hear the words' "YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SILENT". The next words out of your mouth have to be I want to talk with a lawyer. I don't care if you are late for a meeting, going to miss a plane or your wedding, you are going to miss everything regardless, yes you may be a guest of the government soon. The principal thing I hear is I needed to tell them, NO you don't, they already know and you can only make sure they get the details right. Shut up and make them get a lawyer for you.
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