Should I Talk to the Police?
When might you have to talk to the police? The constitutional right of every individual to remain silent is well known. However, you may feel unsure as to whether you may jeopardize your case by not talking to the police, particularly when you are not free to walk away or you are in jail. There is no punishment for not answering a question. What you should do is ask to have your lawyer present and then answer with your lawyer by your side. The only one who can order you to answer a question is a judge. Exceptions to This Rule Two limited exceptions apply here. The first one is when you are stopped by a law enforcement officer and are asked to identify yourself. The second one is when, in a similar situation, you are also asked to provide proof of insurance, your vehicle registration, or your driver’s