Many people think that if they make a statement to the police once they are arrested, the officer may think they are being cooperative and let them go. This never happens. Whether it is a DUI arrest or a murder arrest, it is never in your best interests to talk to the police without having an attorney present.
You Are Being Recorded
Every statement that you make to a police officer is being recorded. Between dashcams, bodycams, and interrogation rooms with secret cameras, there are always video and audio devices to record your every move. You may think that you are explaining your side of the story, but actually you are helping the police (and eventually, prosecutors) build the case against you. There is nothing that you can say to help your case. You have the right to remain silent–use it!
Give us a call at The Turner Firm to learn how we can help you with your pending criminal case.