1. THE JOB OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IS TO GET A CONVICTION. (THEY ARE NOT THERE TO HELP WHEN THEY SUSPECT YOU OF COMMITTING A CRIME!)
If law enforcement is talking to you, it’s because they suspect you have committed a crime. If they have detained you, they already have enough evidence to arrest you and they want to see if you will confess to give the DA a stronger case against you. If they already have enough to arrest you, nothing you say or don't say will change the eventual outcome of your arrest.
If they think you robbed someone, do you really think they will believe you if you tell them you didn't and let you go? NO!
Remember, law enforcement officers interrogate people like you for a living, do you really think you will out smart them? Probably not!
2. IF YOU ARE GUILTY AND YOU WANT TO GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST
You can always do so later, after you have had an opportunity to speak with a defense attorney who can evaluate your case and see if there is any way to get you OUT of trouble.
3. YOU ARE INNOCENT AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE
It is an unfortunate fact that every day in this country innocent people are convicted of crimes they did not do. A skilled criminal defense attorney will be able to gather other evidence to help your case and you will still have an opportunity to give a statement to law enforcement in the future, but you will have the peace of mind of having your attorney next to you to make sure everything goes as planned.
4. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO TWIST SUSPECTS WORDS AROUND IN THEIR REPORTS.
It is an unfortunate fact that unless your statement was recorded, the law enforcement officer can pretty much write down whatever they want and will testify that you told them something, you actually never told them. At trial, who do you think the jury will believe, the law enforcement officer or the defendant who has a reason to lie?
5. GIVING A STATEMENT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL LIMIT YOUR ABILITY TO COME UP WITH CREATIVE DEFENSES
After a thorough review and investigation into your case by a skilled criminal defense attorney, you may have several different defenses that may apply to your case and you don’t want to limit yourself to just one!
CALL US 24/7 TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR SKILLED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS BEFORE EVEN THINKING ABOUT TALKING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.