The police want me to talk about a crime they think I committed. Should I comply?
My initial knee-jerk reaction is no, never talk to the police if they suspect you of a crime without having an attorney present. What they are trying to do in many times is to get you admit that you committed the crime or for you to provide corroborating evidence that other witnesses may have against you, such as whether you were present at the time the crime was committed. You have the right to have an attorney present during all questioning, and you can ask that all questioning stop until you have an attorney. It’s in your best interest to consult with an attorney before you get questioned and start answering questions by the police.