i know that after you are read miranda you can refuse to answer questions, but if you are stopped for anything and just asked questions, can you also refuse to answer and say you want an attorney before you answer?or can you just say i am not answereing any questions. if you just give your name and address, could you be charged with hindering an investigation? the reason i ask is on the cops show, it seems so many talk theirselves right into jail. if they wouldnt have said ANYTHING they might have not been arrested. they actually help themselves get arrested.a common question is where are you coming from,or going?