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Should I talk to the police even if I have nothing to hide? – Criminal Defense Attorney

By March 6, 2020March 9th, 2020No Comments

Here is a question that we often get from people: Should I talk to the police even if I have nothing to hide? The straight-up answer is, “No, you shouldn’t.” And here’s the reason why: you have the right to not incriminate yourself. You have the right to remain silent. But more importantly, you have constitutional rights for people not to search your person – body – and also, not to compel you to talk. So, should you submit to the questioning? People tell me, “Well, I didn’t have anything to hide.” Your words can be twisted. Things can be found that you had no idea about. They can ask you about things that they never told you they were gonna ask you about. So, you open yourself up to many different things.

So, you should never, ever, ever voluntarily go down to the station and talk to the police without a lawyer. That person is looking out for your interests in a case. It doesn’t make you look guilty. It doesn’t make you look anything other than someone who is intelligently exercising their constitutional rights that they are permitted to do. Even if you have nothing to hide, if the police come calling, Should I talk to the police? The answer is always, “No, thank you. I’d rather not.” Then you need to call a lawyer.

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