The most important thing to remember is that even when you feel like you have nothing to hide, speaking with a police officer can be self-incriminating. The officer who’s trying to talk to you may have a different opinion of your actions, and they may be trying to get you to talk so that they can make their case.
Many people have a misconception that if they just cooperate with the police, then everything will work out. At the Frye Law Group, we have found that the opposite is the case. The more you talk to law enforcement, the more likely you are to get charged and to get prosecuted.
That’s why it’s important if a police officer wants to speak with you, you tell them you want to speak to a lawyer. But then you need to actually call a lawyer and have one let you know if it’s okay to speak with the police.