Houston Criminal Lawyer | Just Shut your Mouth

I tell people all the time to keep their mouth shut if cops want to interview you. The right to remain silent extends to all criminal investigations so exercise your Constitutional Rights and simply provide law enforcement with your name, date of birth, and address if requested. Do not volunteer details about your life. Do not even ask them what it is about; they are under no obligation to tell you the truth. Prisons and jails are filled with people who put themselves there with their own words. Do not be fooled by the officers who are friendly and are acting like they are seeking to help you. If you have been identified as a suspect, your words cannot save you from being charged yet they can sink any chance you have of successfully defending yourself.

If an officer calls you, politely refuse to meet with them. If you are going to be charged, let them and tell them you are represented by a Houston criminal attorney.  Then call me to avoid jeapordizing your case by speaking to law enforcement without representation.

I’ve seen it called many different names such as a “meet and greet”, we have a few questions, explain your side, a come to Jesus talk, but do not fall into this trap.

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