We are always talking to people about not talking to the police and exercising your right to remain silent. But what's the best way to go about this?
Blame it on your attorney.
Sometimes, it's much easier than it sounds. You think, “Oh yeah I know not to talk to the police.” But, the police start questioning you and you feel that if you refuse to answer their questions, it is going to make you look guilty.
You think, “ If I don't have anything to hide why not just talk to the police?” Answer: Too many reason to list here.
Here’s how I advise my clients: I tell them, “Be cooperative with the police and blame it on me.” I would say, “Thank you officer for wanting to get my side of the story. I'd be happy to talk to you, but I need to talk to my attorney first. My attorney would be very upset if he found out I spoke with you without talking to him first."
It doesn't make it seem like you're hiding anything.
And then, if the officers continue to push and says something like, “We’re just trying to clear you here, we just have few questions and we’ll let you go.”
Continue to be polite and say, “You know officer, I’m sure you’re probably right, but I'm going to take the advice of my attorney and talk to him before I say anything."