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Don’t Give Police “Your Side of the Story” Without Talking to a Lawyer First

| Jun 21, 2015 | Criminal Defense |

When they’re investigating a crime, police will often induce a suspect into making incriminating statements by telling them that they simply want to hear “your side of the story.” People often fall for this trap, thinking that by cooperating and giving the police their perspective on the matter, everything will be alright.

The police are not on your side, and they are not really interested in hearing “your side” of things. Rather, they want you to admit to a crime so they can more easily convict you. Don’t do their job for them! Never, ever, ever make ANY statements to law enforcement agents. These statements WILL be used against you.

Instead, invoke your right to an attorney and your right to remain silent. Very politely tell them that you do not want to say ANYTHING until after consulting with your lawyer. Then call my office.