Denver , Colorado DUI attorney Jay Tiftickjian wrote a recent blog post on " It never pays to talk to the police". I agree 100 % . One reason citizens talk to police is that is the way we are wired. We are brought up to believe the police will help us if we explain the facts . Now , the pressure is to arrest folks .Our forefathers knew what they were doing when they wrote The Fifth Amendment into the U.S. Constitution the right to remain silent. You can’t talk yourself out of an arrest.
Here is an some example ;
Officer : " Have you had anything to drink." You: "Yes. I had a glass or two of wine with dinner."
This one statement gives the officer the right to order you out of your car to begin a DUI investigation. Then , your probably going to be charged with a DUI and going to jail. It is always better to refuse answering any questions.
Attorney Tiftickjian uses this wise passage in his post;
More than 60 years ago, in Watts v. Indiana, 338 U.S. 49, 59 (1949), Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, a jurist with decades of experience as a prosecutor, including the U.S. Chief of Counsel for the prosecution of Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg, Germany, wrote that “any lawyer worth his salt will tell the suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to police under any circumstances.”
A U.S. Supreme Court Justice recognizes that no attorney should let his client speak to police let alone speak without a lawyer present.
You can’t bargain with the police.
You might self incriminate yourself.
A saying from World War II is in order , "Loose lips sink ships." In today’s world loose lips gets you arrested then possibly convicted.