If you are ever questioned by the police, it is important to know your rights. One of the most important things to remember is that you have a right not to incriminate yourself. Everything you say can and will be used against you in court, so it is best not to say anything at all. In this blog post, we will go over 6 reasons why you should never speak to the police without a lawyer present.
Number one: You have the right to remain silent. This means that you do not have to answer any questions, no matter how innocent they may seem.
Number two: Anything you say can be used against you in court. Even if you are telling the truth, your words can be twisted and used against you. It is best to keep quiet and let your lawyer do the talking.
Number three: The police are not your friend. They are not there to help you, they are there to investigate a crime. They may act like they are on your side, but they are not.
Number four: You have the right to have an attorney while being questioned. If you cannot afford one, the court will appoint one for you. You should always have an attorney present when speaking to the police.
Number five: The police may try to trick you into confessing to a crime. They may use tactics like lying or intimidation. Just remain silent and ask for your attorney.
Number six: Remember, it is your right as an American citizen to remain silent. You should absolutely exercise that right if questioned by the police. Speak to an attorney before speaking to the police to ensure that your rights are protected.
These are just a few of the things to keep in mind if you find yourself being questioned. Always exercise your right to remain silent and contact an attorney immediately.
Meg is a criminal defense lawyer in Ocean City, and Sea Isle City, NJ.
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