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Being investigated for a crime can be an incredibly stressful and confusing situation. Your first instinct may be to talk to the police right away to “tell your side of the story” or try to clear things up quickly. However, that approach often backfires. The best advice in most cases is to avoid talking to the police until you have legal counsel present.
There are several key reasons it is risky to speak to the police if you are being investigated as a suspect in a crime:
As tough as it can be to keep quiet, avoiding statements to the police gives you the best chance of preventing charges or beating them in court. The stakes are high, so don’t risk making the situation worse for yourself.
The only times it may make sense to provide a voluntary statement to the police are:
Outside of those narrow exceptions, avoid talking to the police until you have legal counsel advising you.
If detectives or officers arrive at your home or workplace asking to interview you or take a statement, politely decline and say you will not answer questions without your lawyer present. You can simply say “I cannot answer any questions right now. I would like to speak with my attorney as soon as possible.”You are not required to open your door or let the police inside unless they produce a warrant. You may speak with them through a closed screen door if you wish. Never physically resist officers, but continue politely asserting your right to have counsel present.Similarly, if you are arrested and interrogated at the police station, calmly state “I am choosing to invoke my right to remain silent until my attorney is present.” Then politely decline to answer any further questions.
The most important thing your criminal defense lawyer will do is advise you on whether a voluntary interview or statement to the police is in your best interests or not. If so, they will negotiate the terms and conditions, prepare you thoroughly, and attend alongside you.Your attorney can also:
Having an experienced criminal lawyer in your corner increases the chances charges will be reduced or dismissed prior to trial. If your case does go to trial, skilled legal counsel is absolutely vital to raise doubt and fight the allegations against you.Don’t gamble with your future by speaking with the police without counsel present. The seasoned NYC criminal attorneys at Smith, Taylor & Associates have successfully defended thousands of clients just like you. We know how to handle these investigations properly to give you the advantage. Contact us 24/7 for a free case evaluation and learn more about your options for beating the charges against you.
In most cases, yes. The only exception would be on the explicit advice of your attorney, such as for a proffer session. Otherwise, politely decline to answer any questions and state you want counsel present. Let your lawyer handle communication with the police.
It’s natural to want to explain a mistake or provide an alibi. But anything you say can too easily be used against you, even if completely innocent. It’s best to invoke your right to an attorney. Your lawyer can then raise defenses and evidence on your behalf in the smartest way possible.
No. You always have the right to refuse police entry or searches without a signed warrant. If officers claim to have a warrant, ask them to slide it under the door or hold it up to a window so you can verify it is legitimate and signed by a judge before allowing them inside.
Absolutely not. Admitting to any criminal activity, no matter how trivial it seems, just gives prosecutors something to use against you. It can be very difficult to undo the damage from statements made before consulting with your lawyer. Assert your right to counsel instead.
Beyond avoiding voluntary statements to the police, follow your attorney’s advice about preserving evidence, avoiding actions that could be misconstrued, and preventing witness tampering. Do not discuss the case with anyone other than your lawyer and close family. Take steps like avoiding social media posts related to your case. We know this is an incredibly stressful time. But avoiding statements to the police gives you the best chance of preventing charges altogether or beating them later in court. Don’t go it alone. Contact our experienced NYC criminal defense lawyers 24/7 for skilled guidance and representation protecting your rights every step of the way.
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