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Speaking With Police

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Whether you’re pulled over for a traffic violation, or the police want to question you about a crime, it’s very important to guard what you say. There are many reasons that you should think, before you speak with the police in these circumstances. By understanding more about this situation, you can understand why hiring a trusted attorney can be your best move.

Before the Arrest

Many people try to talk their way out of getting arrested, or trying to get a ticket. This is a bad idea for a number of reasons, but, most importantly, it’s unlikely to change anything. When the police pull you over, or confront you, they already know what they’re going to do and panicked explanations aren’t going to change things. In fact, you could make matters worse by giving them statements that can later be misconstrued, or taken out of context.

Choose Your Words

When you do become involved in a confrontation with police, the best thing to do is react as you would on the witness stand. Even if you haven’t been read your rights, anything you say can be used to establish a case against you.

In any encounter with police, following these rules can help you protect yourself:

  • Don’t volunteer any information
  • Only give direct answers to the questions asked
  • Tell the truth, but give short, concise answers
  • Never admit guilt

After Your Arrest

As soon as possible, it’s important to enlist the help of an experienced lawyer, such as Julius Difiore, to advise you. It’s unlikely that you’re prepared to speak with police and a simple conversation can quickly turn on you. The police have a way to make an interrogation seem like casual conversation, so they can get you to let your guard down.

Additionally, you may get nervous and tell one little white lie. When the police catch that lie, they may use it against you and change interrogation tactics. Without an experienced lawyer at your side, you’ll likely make incriminating statements that can cause your situation to worsen.

A trusted attorney will help safeguard your rights in all interactions with the police, but, more importantly, he will ensure you don’t incriminate yourself. If you are facing criminal charges, you need the expertise of an attorney to help you navigate the criminal justice system. This is where Julius Difiore. Contact Difiore Law Office for a consultation and to obtain the legal advocate you need.

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