Criminal Defense Basics Attorney in San Francisco, California

What’s your first rule for clients in dealing with police?

San Francisco, CA criminal defense lawyer Jeremy D. Blank the first and most important of his 10 rules in dealing with police.

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well on my website I’ve got my five
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rules for dealing with the police and I
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wish everyone who got arrested could go
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to my website before they get arrest or
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arrested because afterwards it’s a
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little too late but rule number one is
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exactly what you’d expect it to be don’t
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talk to the police the FBI the SEC any
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representative of the government calls
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you in an accusatorial position do not
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talk to them it’s a natural tendency for
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people to think that they can talk their
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way out of problems with people in
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authority like your teachers or parents
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but police are highly trained in or in
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ways to get information out of you
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they’re permitted to lie to you and
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they’re highly motivated to get
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information from you because then they
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don’t have to get that information
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through traditional police work everyone
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wants to explain themselves it’s a very
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natural instinct but if you have
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information that you think you want the
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police to have there’s no harm in
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sitting back saying I want to talk to my
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lawyer
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waiting for your lawyer to arrive and
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then letting your lawyer evaluate the
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information you’d like to give them to
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the police take a critical eye at it ask
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some ask some pertinent questions and
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then provide it to the police but any
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criminal defense lawyer will tell you
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the same thing rule number one is do not
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talk to the police I’ve had hundreds of
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good criminal cases turn into very bad
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criminal cases in the space of fifteen
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or thirty seconds where my client felt
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the need to try to explain themselves

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