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Should I talk to the police?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

Probably not, and you certainly shouldn’t do so without first consulting with a lawyer. While the police are obviously civil servants who are here to help us and to protect us, if you are the suspect of a crime you may not even know it. You wouldn’t necessarily even always know it until sometimes it’s too late. People think that if they talk to the police it’s going to get them out of trouble. The truth is, if the police are already planning on arresting you and they have enough to prove their case, whether you talk or not you can be arrested either way. If they don’t have enough to prove their case and you talk, you may give them enough to prove their case where they may not have otherwise been able to do so. It’s better to not speak to the police until you have at least spoken with an attorney first.