Hebets & McCallin P.C. 1777 S Harrison St #310 Denver, CO 80210 (303) 756-3231
We’ve all seen it on TV shows and in movies: you have a right to remain silent and anything you say can and will be used against you. It’s ingrained in our thought process. Yet if you’re ever in that situation, where you are pulled over at a traffic stop and an officer has got a mag light in your face, or if you’re on your front porch answering questions from a police officer who wants to talk to you about something, maybe you don’t even know what he wants to talk to you about.
The point is, it’s an intimidating situation and you don’t even think about it, you start talking to the police, and you can talk yourself right into a jail cell. This is a big mistake on the part of average citizens because you have a Fifth Amendment right to not talk to the police unless you want to, which you should never do until after you’ve spoken with an attorney. The fifth amendment to the constitution is everyone’s right; use it and exercise it.