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Say NOTHING to the police. They already have your basic info.
Do not attempt to explain things, even if you are innocent.
The time for explaining things will come later. Now is the time for the government to build its case against you. Don't help them.
EVERYTHING you say now WILL be used against you, in some way
You have a Right to Remain Silent - Invoke that right.
You have the right to an attorney. Invoke that right.
Get a qualified attorney IMMEDIATELY.
If you have been arrested for a crime, you have a right to an attorney, and you have a right to a fair, speedy trial.
It is strongly recommended that you always use an experienced criminal attorney and never defend yourself in a criminal trial. There are countless legal traps and loopholes that can result in unfair convictions and severe sentences.
If you cannot afford a private attorney, you have the right to a court-appointed public defender. However, if you can afford a fair and reasonable fee, the ideal situation is to hire a private attorney with whom you feel comfortable. Do not wait for the court to appoint an attorney for you. Whether you hire J. Thomas Beasley or another lawyer, you must get an attorney immediately.
Until you have an attorney, do not speak to anyone. Exercise your constitutionally guaranteed right not to incriminate yourself. Do not answer any questions.
It is human nature to want to defend yourself when accused of a crime. Most people who incriminate themselves do so by trying to explain or defend themselves to the arresting officer or judge at their arraignment. Resist this temptation! Anything that you say can and will be used against you, and even the most seemingly innocent questions from a friendly law enforcement officer can severely damage your ability to defend yourself.
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