Re: The Credibility of the Viral Youtube Video "Don't Talk to the Police"
and here is one of the comments by one of the cops:
My personal rule is this. If for some reason I am ever arrested, I'm not saying a word until my lawyer is there. If a person has this same philsophy, so be it.
and what harm is done if they refuse to talk to the officer? none. they are not going to become guilty because they didn't talk but they surely can talk themselves into appearing guilty or even confessing to guilt.
. I'm well aware that one cannot talk themselves out of criminal charges if they're suspects. These guys are hardcore interrogation pros. But if you look at Schneier's blog, a number of innocent people said they got cleared after talking to the police without a lawyer. It's THOSE people that lawyers never saw.
bottom line: keep your mouth shut. It may result in a stay in jail but I would much rather spend a day or two or week in jail because I refused to incriminate myself than I would spend the rest of my life in jail because I did incriminate myself.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.