By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Probably. But you shouldn’t worry about their feelings.
Jails and prisons are full of people who gave statements to police when they were under investigation.
Exercising your 5th Amendment right to remain silent is perfectly legal and if your case ever came down to a trial, the jury would never be informed of the fact that you declined an interview based on an attorney’s advice.
Won’t the Police Drop the Case if they Think I’m Innocent?
Of course that’s possible and I’m sure that happens. But just as often the officer has already made up his mind and is only building his case against a suspect by bringing them in for an interview.
Police are not judges. They do not get involved in disputes to hand the party they think should win a ribbon or prize when the investigation…
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