The Right to Remain Silent. Or not.

The New York Times appears to have stumbled across one of the defense lawyer’s biggest headaches – the fact that some criminal defendants simply can’t help themselves and insist on answering questions – or making written statements – without the benefit of counsel. Remember, if the police (or the FBI, SEC or anyone else) wants to “ask you a few questions” about a criminal matter, the best answer is “not without my lawyer present,” or “no.” Just a suggestion.

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