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Video Series: How To Talk To Cops, Part 2: Say As Little As Possible

Speaking with the police can be inevitable at times. While we all have our fifth amendment right to remain silent - in certain situations this can make issues much worse than they need to be. In this series, Bruce covers what you should and what you should and should not do when you've been pulled over by a police officer.

How To Talk To Cops, Part 2: Say As Little As Possible


Alright, rule number 2 when you get stopped by a police officer:
I want you to say as little as possible, I want you to be nice and polite but even a fish wouldn't get caught if he kept his mouth shut.
So, you really don't want to be talking. In criminal cases, anything you say can be used against you and you really don't want to admit to doing anything wrong and also you don't want to deny doing anything wrong because that's just going to make the police officer mad.
So, before you talk think carefully, be nice and polite but don't admit to anything.
If the officer asks you if you know how fast you were going: Say "I'm not really sure but I don't really have a reason to doubt your radar reading."
Just take the ticket and we'll deal with it later but you're not going to talk your way out of anything: You're only going to get yourself in more trouble by running your mouth

Further Thoughts

The fifth amendment protects us from self-incrimination. This is an important right and should be used responsibly. However, simply remaining silent altogether can actually be suspicious to police officers and can lead to more issues. Likewise, outright denial of any wrongdoing may actually be used against you. When pulled over by police your best course of action is to be cooperative and polite while not admitting to or denying guilt. If you were pulled over and know that you were not breaking the law, you're not going to win an argument with a police officer about it. However, you have many options in traffic court that we can pursue.

If you have unjustly received a traffic citation: accept the ticket and contact The Denson Firm for a Free Consultation.

Or, check out part 3 next.

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