Miranda-5th Amendment Rights
We often receive calls from prospective clients who are "under investigation" by the police. This is usually initiated by a detective calling the client and asking them to come into the station to discuss a certain situation. This is usually a dangerous proposition. Our forefathers built a guarantee into the Constitution which is the right to remain silent. Refusing to talk to the police is not a crime. If it comes to a criminal prosecution, silence cannot be used against you. You have a 5th amendment right to remain silent, use it. Only in rare situations does talking to the police mitigate the situation. It is best to have an attorney experienced in these matters advise you and intervene on your behalf.