Dont Talk To Cops Essay

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Dont Talk To Cops

Don't Talk to Cops

By Guy McBernson

"GOOD MORNING! My name is investigator Holmes. Do you mind answering a
few simple questions?" If you open your door one day and are greeted with those
words, STOP AND THINK! Whether it is the local police or the FBI at your door,
you have certain legal rights of which you ought to be aware before you proceed
any further.
In the first place, when law enforcement authorities come to see you,
there are no "simple questions". Unless they are investigating a traffic
accident, you can be sure that they want information about somebody. And that
somebody may be you!
Rule number one to remember when confronted by the authorities is that
there is no law requiring you to talk with the police, the FBI, or the
representative of any other investigative agency. Even the simplest questions
may be loaded and the seemingly harmless bits of information which you volunteer
may later become vital links in a chain of circumstantial evidence against you
or a friend.
DO NOT INVITE THE INVESTIGATOR INTO YOUR HOME!
Such an invitation not only gives him the opportunity to look around for
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