A friend of mine sent me a link to the above video. In it, law school professor and former defense attorney James Duane explains why you should always exercise your right to remain silent and why you should never talk to the police — even if you are 100% innocent of any crime.
After Professor Duane finishes, he graciously turns over his podium to Detective George Bruch of the Virginia Beach Police Department for an opportunity to make a rebuttal argument. You should watch this video all the way through to listen to both gentlemen state their positions. You may be surprised by what they have to say.
I totally agree with Professor Duane. It is a serious mistake to think that you will be able to talk yourself out of an arrest. You are much better served by remaining silent, and letting your attorney guide your defense in court.
If you still disagree after watching this video, think of one thing — when a police officer is accused of a DUI, why do they always refuse? When they are accused of a crime, why do they always remain silent?