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Remaining silent can protect you

If you are allegedly caught in a mistake by the police, they may want to question you to get details about the case, and in turn, determine your involvement. Although providing information seems like a way to prove your innocence, it may harm your case.

According to the Police law of Georgia, a police officer can ask questions if there are reasonable grounds that the person has relevant information needed for them to work. But the provision of such information is voluntary. Therefore, you can refuse to talk to the police, and it shouldn’t make you look guilty.

Here is how you can decline to talk to the police.

Be polite and calm

You should cooperate with the police when they have lawful requests. For example, if they ask you to get out of the car, do so gently. However, you should avoid answering any leading questions. 

Note that the questions may not be direct. The office may engage you in a conversation and then throw in a question. Thus, pay attention to any discussion they have with you and politely refuse to respond without legal guidance.

Why should you avoid talking to the police?

Police officers are good at their job. They can expertly analyze every statement you say. Thus, not responding to questions may be your best option, as you may give information that can be used against you. Further, you may confuse the occurrences of events, and the officers can substantially benefit from such a human error.

If you are stopped or detained by the police, you should not talk to them without guidance. It is important to work with a skilled professional to protect your rights.