REMEMBER YOUR RIGHTS TO REMAIN SILENT AND TO AN ATTORNEY-And tell the officers that you are asserting that right.
If you are stopped by law enforcement, keep in mind the Miranda warnings you may have heard about:
"You have the right to remain silent
Anything you say can and may be used against you in court
You have the right to an attorney before and during any questioning
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to assist you"
Many people feel they can easily handle any contact with law enforcement, but in fact these contacts are often filled with surprise, fear, and confusion. The courts have held that police officers can lie and misrepresent facts in order to obtain a statement. Consequently, if you are questioned by law enforcement, it is essential to keep these rights in mind, and to invoke the rights as soon as possible. Repeat it. State clearly that you wish to have an attorney present before and during any questioning. If law enforcement continues to question you after you have requested an attorney, repeat your request for an attorney and otherwise remain silent.