You Are Not Required To Talk To Police
You Are Not Required to Interview with Law Enforcement
With all due respect to the honest, caring, and diligent law enforcement officers, it has been my experience as a criminal defense investigator that persons (including innocent persons) involved in an incident who grant interviews to law enforcement without an attorney present always say something at some point in the interview that prosecution is able to use against them.
I have spent countless hours searching for evidence that might mitigate statements accused persons have inadvertently or intentionally (in support of their innocence) made to police not realizing their seemingly innocuous words would somehow be used against them later.
Before I began working as a criminal defense investigator, I too, believed police and the courts would keep me safe. And, of course, they would believe in my innocence. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that police do not always get it right, but they believe they have. When in doubt, police will side with the complaining party (alleged victim). Police investigate your guilt, not your innocence. Prosecutors rely on police to provide facts and case theory. Public attorneys are overloaded and underfunded . . . some bringing multiple cases to trial in a single day. Defense attorneys can protect your rights, but not all defense attorneys are competent and caring. And thus defense investigation and knowing your rights are essential!
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