A Police Officer Just Called Me
- YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT: USE IT!*
- You are never required to, and you should NEVER, answer questions from a police officer without YOUR lawyer present.
- If a police officer is calling you to ask questions, odds are very good that he thinks you have committed a crime. If he is asking about your whereabouts or your activity, he almost certainly does. YOU ARE HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO CONVINCE HIM OTHERWISE.
- UPDATE: The Supreme Court has now decided that you must speak to use your Right to Remain Silent. Now, you must explicitly tell the officer that you intend to invoke your rights:
“I WILL NOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS WITHOUT A LAWYER.”