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Don’t Talk to Cops. Ever. But do listen to this cop talk.

January 20, 2012

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Don’t Talk to Cops. Ever.  But do listen to this cop talk.

I was surfing the net for criminal topics.  As best as I can recollect, I got on the Ohio Public Defender site, and then found a link to the video below.  When someone devotes 48 minutes to explaining why not to talk to cops – and that someone is not some girl from the hood, but a fellow attorney and teacher – it’s worth at least watching the opening.  And then I watched more.  And more.  And now I know that fully half (and perhaps the better half) is a cop explaining why not to talk to cops.  I’ll discuss some of it after the jump … trust me, the entire video is worth your time.  There’s not much to see, actually, so you can set it to play and go about your business.

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As the teacher points out, it’s easy for any statement to be used against you.  Someone mistakes you for someone else, and all of a sudden your truthful statement is cast into doubt.  False in one, false in all – and next thing you know your new girlfriend was christened Frank.

But wasn’t that cop interesting?  And he’s absolutely correct and honest in what he says.  We discussed some of this in “What do I do when I’m arrested?”  Bottom line – “I want an attorney,” then shut up.  But this cop discusses one step before that – What if a cop just wants to talk?  “No, thank you, officer.”  Perfect.  I agree.

There is nothing good that can come out of any discussion with a representative of an organization that can put you in prison.  Remember that.

Never ever talk to a cop.  Ever.

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Clyde is the lead attorney in the firm. Licensed to practice in 1993, he's also taught Constitutional and Criminal Law for several years at a private university, primarily at the Master's level.

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