What to Know Before You Speak to Police

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[tps_header]You don’t want to be a part of a substantial number of innocent people who were mistakenly convicted for a crime they didn’t commit simply because they weren’t aware of their rights before engaging with the police.

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10 Things to Know Before You Speak to Police

In the US alone, 1 in 25 defendants sentenced to death were later shown to be innocent. To help you avoid being part of an unfortunate statistic, we present you arguments for why you may want to avoid speaking with the police when you can.

Here are 10 things to know before you are interrogated by police:

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In this Feb. 2, 2015 photo, a red light on the body camera worn on Duluth, Minn. police officer Dan Merseth's uniform indicates it is active during a traffic stop in Duluth. The the city’s 110 officer-worn cameras are generating 8,000 to 10,000 videos per month that are kept for at least 30 days and in many cases longer, says Police Chief Gordon Ramsay. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Only tell your name and what you’re doing at the moment

You can’t tell the officer that you are invoking your right to remain silent as this can be used as evidence to prove that you are guilty. This is due to the new court ruling which state that your choice to invoke the Fifth Amendment can be used against you during trial. Instead of refusing to answer at all, you can tell the cops your name and what you are doing as these are only the things you are legally obligated to tell them. Other than that, do not say anything else. Period. If the officer doesn’t stop asking, ask for a lawyer until they stop talking to you.




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Last modified: October 22, 2016

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