Rule Number 1: Do not talk to the police.
Rule Number 2: Always follow Rule Number 1.
Don’t think the police are your friends. When you talk to them – you are only hurting yourself. Even innocent conversations can come back to bite you. Take my advice, never cooperate with the police.
Rule Number 3: First thing, ask for a lawyer.
You do not have to talk to the police. The first thing you should do is ask for a lawyer. Exercise your right to remain silent until you talk to a lawyer. You will be glad you did.
Know the law – You do have the right to remain silent. In pertinent part, the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:
No person … shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself….
Fifth Amendment / United States Constitution