The Police Are Calling Me For A Statement, What Should I do?

The Constitution in this Country gives us certain rights which protect us from overbearing or aggressive police and government agents.  The most important of these rights is the 5th Amendment right against self incrimination which affords us with the protection against police forcing us to become a witness against ourselves in any criminal investigation.

This right is your best defense against police who seek to interview you or question you about a crime.

How do you assert this right?  The best way to deal with this is allow an attorney to act on your behalf to contact the police and advise them you are asserting your right to remain silent.  If you cannot afford a lawyer tell the police you want a public defender.  In no case should you try to speak with the police and try to “talk your way out of it”. Cops are much more experienced than you in dealing with people and getting them to make incriminating statements.  The fact is that even if you deny involvement in a case it could come back to haunt you later if there is evidence to contradict your statements and then your credibility is shot if you have to testify down the road in Court.

Be smart, hire a lawyer as soon as possible.

About thetorranceattorney

Matthew Ruff is a Torrance criminal defense attorney located near the 405 freeway on Crenshaw Blvd. Focusing on DUI and serious criminal cases for over twenty years. In addition to criminal cases, Matthew also defends clients at the DMV.
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1 Response to The Police Are Calling Me For A Statement, What Should I do?

  1. Brian says:

    I contacted you last week about an officer had been trying to get a hold of me last week for a statement. Today I received another call from him and he said that if he doesn’t here from me this week he is going to file a warrant for my arrest. Looks like I’m going to need your help. Thanks

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