The Police Officer Wants Me to Tell Him My Side of the Story. Is That a Good Idea?

IT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO TALK TO THE POLICE WITHOUT A LAWYER PRESENT. The Fifth Amendment of the United States provides you with two important rights – the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you are contacted by police to give a statement, tell the officer that you are going to remain silent and will not talk without your lawyer present.

Call Mirador Law immediately if you believe that the police are trying to interview you about an incident. Many times, if a decision has been made to place you under arrest, we are able to arrange your appearance in court without the embarrassment of being arrested in front of family, friends or coworkers.