This is the first time that I am giving you a link to a 45-minute long video with the strong recommendation that you take the time to view it. He’s a lawyer, a former district attorney, who gives you eight reasons why it’s never in our best interests to speak with the police.
Here are two of them:
- There is no way it can help
- You can’t ever talk your way out of getting arrested…ever.
- You can’t give them any information that will help you at trial.
- What you say is considered hearsay and cannot be used in your defense, but it can be used against you.
- If you are not guilty you my inadvertently admit your guilt by mistake. And if you are guilty,
- What’s the hurry in admitting it?
- In federal court 86% of all defendants plead guilty at some point before trial anyway.
- Your statement to the policy may, due to outside circumstances, become inadmissible before the trial begins.
So, what do you say in a traffic stop or following an accident and you’re asked a question?: “I’m sorry, officer, but I have been instructed by legal counsel to remain silent.”
Still not persuaded? Here’s the link again for the other six reasons to be quiet.