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THE BEST LEGAL OUTCOME
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A COMPASSIONATE, CLIENT-FOCUSED, ETHICAL PRACTICE

Q. THE POLICE WANT TO TALK TO ME ABOUT A CRIME THAT TOOK PLACE, DO I HAVE TO SPEAK WITH THEM?

A. You do not have to speak to the police without an attorney present. Tell the police definitively that you demand a lawyer, and most importantly, stop talking. The police can be overly nice, or in the alternative, they can be aggressive. Regardless of their behavior, do not speak to them until you have consulted an attorney. Police are allowed to lie, in fact they do lie and this “technique” has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. They can tell you they have a video of you; they can tell you they have your DNA, they can tell you they have a witness, in order to get you to admit to something that you may not have done. You have a Constitutional right to an attorney, so exercise your right, by unequivocally asking for an attorney, and then stop speaking.