Should I talk to the police if they suspect me of a crime?

Military defense lawyer explains why you should plead the fifth, even if you are innocent.

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I’m innocent. Should I talk to the police?

No. You should never talk to the police if you are suspected or accused of a crime, even if you are innocent.
Criminal defense lawyer, Michael Waddington, discusses why you should not talk to the police if you are suspected or accused of a crime, even if you are innocent.? He explains why you should never talk to the police you are suspected of an offense.

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In general, you do not have to talk to law enforcement officers (or anyone else), even if you do not feel free to walk away from the officer, you are arrested, or you are in jail. You cannot be punished for refusing to answer a question. It is a good idea to talk to a lawyer before agreeing to answer questions.

You cannot talk your way out of being arrested and you cannot give them any information that will help you at trial. Anything you say can be used against you but it does not work the other way around where it can work for you. The judge will dismiss it as “hearsay” and it will not help you in court.

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