Do NOT talk to cops. The only things you say to a cop are:
1. Am I free to go? (Leave if yes)
2. I am exercising my right to silence and to speak to a lawyer.
Then you shut the fuck up.
@sir depending on your circumstances, this can be a really bad decision.
For example: you get ambushed and in the ensuing scuffle end up roughing up your attacker. Police show up and break up the fight. Your attacker accuses you.
You need to collect yourself and immediately point out any evidence to the police that they may otherwise miss. What witnesses were around to corroborate? Did the assailant drop a weapon? etc.
@sir this is doubly important if the ambulance arrives. They often inadvertently destroy evidence when patching people up.
When Police == Evidence gatherers, you gotta give yourself the best chance in court you got. Then shut up.
@DonnieWest BAD advice. What you need to do is shut the fuck up and talk to your laywer. Nothing you ever say to a cop will ever be used FOR you in a court. EVER.
@sir strictly pointing out evidence can give your lawyer the stuff they need to exonerate you. Again, when Police == the people gathering the evidence at a crime scene, you gotta ensure they don't miss something that can help you
Saying anything more than that? Playing with fire.
@DonnieWest does that count as tampering with evidence? or collecting evidence supporting a direction?
@sir This is a USA thing right?
Try that when they apply rectal decryption.
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