If you are currently under investigation or have been charged with a crime, this will likely be one of the most terrifying times of your life. There are potentially serious direct and collateral consequences when a person is involved in the criminal justice system. It is important to realize that no matter what the accusation, you are entitled to a strong defense. Being charged with a crime, no matter what the evidence, does not necessarily need to result in a finding of guilt.
Right To Remain Silent
First and foremost, remain calm and maintain composure. Don't be combative or abusive when interacting with law enforcement. It will never help the situation, and can be dangerous. If the police ask you to make a statement or bring you to an interview room, you have the right to remain silent and request that a lawyer be present before making a statement or answering questions.