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Always Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

I rarely give legal advice on the blog, but the below video is an excellent restatement of one of the key pieces of advice I give to clients in criminal matters:  never talk to the police.  People often have a charming faith in their ability to explain themselves and get out of trouble.  This almost never works and they merely supply ammunition for any subsequent prosecution.  The old adage that if you are innocent you have nothing to fear could only have been dreamed up by someone who had very limited involvement with the criminal justice system.  If facts should be disclosed do so only after having a consultation with a criminal defense attorney who knows what he is doing, and let him disclose the facts..  Be forthcoming to your attorney.  Lack of full candor often leads to bad legal advice.  Here endeth the lesson.