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The importance of remaining silent in a pre-arrest investigation

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2021 | Uncategorized

During a pre-arrest investigation, law enforcement officials try to gather evidence against a suspect in order to file charges and make an arrest. They are not looking to protect the suspect’s interests or to be objective.

If you are the subject of a pre-arrest investigation or think you might become one, you should make full use of your right to remain silent.

You have the right to remain silent

Even if you are innocent, talking to the police may help them find a reason to arrest you. They do not want to interview you to give you a chance to establish your innocence but to find ammunition for their case or extract a confession.

Remember, you have the right to remain silent even if arrested. Generally, you must give the police your name, date of birth, and address. You can refuse to answer any other questions except in the presence of your attorney by stating your intention to remain silent.

You should not talk to anyone

Do not talk to anyone except your legal representative. Do not contact any alleged victim, as police may record your interactions. Do not post on social media about the event.

You can avoid the appearance of non-cooperation by having your representative give the authorities your side of the story while protecting your rights. He can speak with law enforcement on your behalf with the intention of keeping them from filing charges or arresting you.

Remaining silent can help obtain the best possible resolution of a pre-arrest investigation.

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