Dealing with the police
The Main Rule: Don’t make any statements to the police … Ever!
“Any lawyer worth his salt will tell the suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to police under any circumstances” said Justice Robert Jackson (in Watts v Indiana – an important U.S. Supreme Court decision). Justice Jackson is worth listening to, once being the lawyer in charge of all American federal prosecutions in the United States and later gaining international fame as the Chief U.S. Prosecutor at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials. If you think we are overstating our advice then please click on this American link to hear more on why you should exercise your right to silence (known in the U.S. as ‘taking the 5th Amendment’)