Light travels faster than sound, and you may appear brilliant until you speak, then you may give police probable cause or evidence that can be held against you.  The right to remain silent can be a sound foundation to your criminal defense.

We want the bad guys caught, and therefore Law Enforcement has a tough balance between protecting the public, and protecting people’s right to privacyLaw Enforcement does not always get it right.

If you are arrested, identify yourself to the police officers, and if you do not want to make a statement or answer questions, let them know that.  Not only do you have the right to remain silent, but everything you do say can be used against you in court.

Potentially, the longer your sentence to police, the longer your sentence in prison.  

Your mother may call you “son,” but probably that is not for the bright move that put you in the back of the squad car.  Exercise your right to remain silent, or it may go flabby with you behind bars for an extra long time.

Talk to an attorney.  Tell the police you want to speak with an attorney and that you do not want to make a statement or answer questions, then their questioning must stop.  Save your words to discuss with legal counsel your possible defenses.