The Constitution protects people from being forced to talk. It’s that simple. The fact that you say you want to speak with an attorney cannot be used against you. So if you are confronted by the police and they ask to speak with you, you can always simply state that you want to speak with an attorney before proceeding any further. This statement made by you cannot be then turned around and used against you. In a trial, the prosecutor cannot tell the jury that “you’re probably guilty because you lawyered up.” The jury will never know, and the judge can’t punish you because you wanted to speak with counsel. If you are ever confronted by the police, be polite, but always know that you can state, “Please let me talk with my attorney. I don’t want to talk with you until I have a chance to discuss my situation with counsel.”
It’s a short blog, but the advice is simple. Lawyer up.
Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Alcock
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