If you are arrested, you may feel scared and uncertain. The police officers who arrested you may try to talk to you about your case, and you may not know what to do.
Is it better to answer their questions? Or should you keep quiet?
As any criminal lawyer in Delaware will tell you, the less you say to law enforcement, the better for your case.
You Have a Right to Say No
Remember that at any time during your dealings with the police, you have the right to remain silent. That’s not just a line from a TV program. You can refuse to answer any question for any reason.
It doesn’t mean you are guilty of a crime. There are many reasons why it’s not a good idea to speak to the police after you have been arrested, such as:
- You may feel scared and uncertain of what to say
- You may feel intimidated and answer in the way you think they want you to answer
- You may feel angry and say things sarcastically or aggressively
In the heat of the moment, whatever your reaction is, it’s unwise to go on the record.
Police officers have a lot of experience getting people to talk to them. They may use harsh language or push you hard to get the answer they want. This type of interrogation is not in your best interest. You could get confused or say something that sounds incriminating even if you did nothing wrong.
Do Not Talk Without Your Lawyer
It’s of vital importance you do not say anything to the police without your lawyer. Your attorney can protect your interests during a confusing and anxious time. You may still be emotionally shaken by your arrest. You need someone with you who understands the legal system and can stop you from sharing things that may impact your case. Call us today to find out more.