Talking to Police Never Helps; Talk to Us Instead
If you have been accused of any crime, do not talk to the police. Call a lawyer.
For a free consultation with the criminal defense attorneys of Anaya, Foley & McKedy, P.C., in Colorado Springs, call 719-387-9954.
If you try to explain yourself, the police will find a way to twist your words and use them against you in court. That is their job.
Police are trained to ask questions that will encourage you to talk. Lying to and misleading suspects to obtain confessions is considered good police work. Officers may say:
- "We just want to hear your side of the story."
- "If you have nothing to hide, why don't you come down to the station and take a polygraph test?"
- "Your friend is in the next room and he's blaming it all on you."
Don't believe them and don't say a word.
Don't Convict Yourself: Make the Police Do Their Job
After an arrest, it is only natural that you want to explain yourself. Most people believe that if they tell the truth, everything will work out. That's not the case in the criminal justice system. We know. All three of us are former prosecutors.
More often than not, people just dig themselves deeper into trouble when they talk to police. They give authorities more evidence to use against them.
Two of the most precious rights granted to citizens are the right to remain silent when facing criminal investigation or prosecution and the right to legal representation. Do not give up these rights. Your future and your freedom may depend on them.
Keep It to Yourself and Talk Only to Your Lawyer
You should not only avoid talking with police, do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney. Don't talk to friends, family members or anyone else. Remember, any conversation you have on a jail phone is being recorded. Anyone you speak to can be subpoenaed and forced to testify in court.
Whether you have been charged with domestic violence or any other criminal offense, take steps to protect yourself. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.