It may seem simple: If the police want to talk to you and you are not guilty of a crime, there is no reason not to cooperate, right? Wrong. Keep reading to learn three reasons this is a huge mistake and why you should always talk to a criminal defense attorney before deciding to talk to the police. You can reach Chambers Law Firm at 855-397-0210 for a free case evaluation.
- It is Possible You will Admit to Facts that Could Indicate You Are Guilty
- You May Lie Accidently
- There May Be a Misunderstanding
If you did not commit a crime then it may seem that nothing you say could “prove” that you did. This is wrong. For example, if someone stole a vehicle from a closed store, and you admit that you were in the parking lot of that store waiting to pick up a friend, you have just put yourself at the scene of the crime. Unfortunately, sometimes people are wrongly convicted – you do not want to give the police a chance to do this to you.
Every single word you say to the police will be scrutinized. This is likely to make you nervous. You may find yourself automatically lying about something because you believe it sounds bad. Once the police determine that it was a lie, they may decide that everything you have said is a lie. Even if you realize immediately that you lied, or that you misspoke, it may be too late – the police may already have noted the answer.
Misunderstandings happen all the time. A sarcastic remark or joke can be taken seriously and get you into serious trouble. You likely have no experience dealing with police. You may not have the precision necessary to prevent misunderstandings. Even with an alibi and no criminal record, if you say the wrong thing you could be considered a suspect for a crime – and even be convicted.
Call Today for a Free Legal Consultation
Today is the day to contact Chambers Law Firm at 855-397-0210 to request a legal consultation. We will take the necessary time to consider your case and get you the information you need to make the most informed decision. We can be with you during questioning to ensure that you only answer questions that are necessary and that any misunderstandings or inaccuracies are quickly handled. Call now and we can get started.