Why You Should Never Talk to the Police

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Lecture on the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent

This is a lecture by Professor James Duane of the Regent University School of Law on the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. Prof. Duane explains why you should never, ever, ever talk to the police or any other government agent for any reason. It doesn't matter if you're guilty or innocent, if you have an alibi or not.

It isn't possible for anything you say to help you, and it's very possible that innocuous things you say will hurt you.

At the end of the video is Virginia Beach Police Department Officer George Bruch, who says that Prof. Duane is absolutely right and explains why from a law enforcement perspective.

All you have to say is "I am asserting my Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. I want to talk to my attorney."

Please consult an attorney if you have been contacted or stopped by the law enforcement. This includes Department of Revenue regulators and auditors. Anything you say can and will be used against you.

Here is some more information on dealing with police:

This is not legal advice, only educational material.

Education is Empowerment.