Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Not Talk to the Police

Original Article

Diigo Post Excerpt:
From James Kirk Piccione, a Lawyer

REASON #1: Talking to the police CANNOT help you.

If the police are talking to you, it’s because they suspect you have committed a crime. If they have detained you, it’s because they already have enough evidence to arrest you and they want to see if you will admit it and thus, give them an even stronger case against you.

If they have evidence to arrest you for a crime, they will. If they don’t, they won’t. It’s as simple as that.

Talking to them or not talking to them won’t make a difference! No one has ever “talked his way out of” an arrest. If the police have enough evidence to arrest, they will. If you deny that you committed the crime, they will not believe you. They already have evidence suggesting that you committed the crime. They’ll assume you’re just doing what every criminal does in denying the offense. It will not prevent you from getting arrested.

This is completely contrary to popular belief. For some reason, many people think that they are savvy enough or eloquent enough or well educated enough to be able to talk to the police and convince the police not to arrest them. But ask any police officer if because of the eloquence and convincing story of the suspect, they have ever been convinced not to arrest somebody whom they had originally intended to arrest, and they will tell you no. They will tell you that in their experience, no one has ever talked themselves out of getting arrested. Talking to the police cannot help you. It cannot prevent you from getting arrested. It can only hurt.


dlc said...

Cops are there to persecute everybody else.

Mark said...

To Attorney Piccione: AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AND AMEN! No matter how you cut the cake, slice the pie, the police are NOT your friend unless you are a victim - period!

Daver said...

Wish I had known this a few years ago.

lolasuncle said...

And even when you are the victim they're only your friend long enough to use you to get their conviction...