Why it is important to ask for a lawyer when the police want to question you?

  • It may not be recorded which means when a police officer writes his report, he might “interpret” what you said, and not being recorded, it might not be accurate, which could be devastating for you later
  • You may be admitting a crime and not even know it
  • You have an absolute constitutional right to remain silent prior to, during and after being accused of a crime
  • You always have the ability to give a statement AFTER you have consulted with your lawyer

In my opinion, it doesn’t matter how insignificant the crime, it is ALWAYS better to consult with an attorney BEFORE speaking to the police.