It simply cannot be said enough. Unless you’re saying “am I being detained” or “I do not consent to a search” you should remain PERFECTLY SILENT! I can think of countless situations where I’ve arrested people simply because they answered my questions. Had they not have… they would have not been arrested. Boy was I fortunate that these people didn’t know their rights… as you now do or did.
Talking to the police will not help you… it will hurt you. You can always talk to the police AFTER you’ve discussed what they want to talk to you about with an attorney. The attorney will determine if your statement will either help or hurt you.
Thank you to the wonderful blog Checkpoint USA for re-posting this video.
I’d welcome any of our active law enforcement readers to provide their opinions in the comment section of this blog.