PHILOSOPHY: Remember, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Unfortunately, you may have experienced injustice from law enforcement. If so, and depending on the facts, the law allows suppression of the evidence against you, the suppression of statements you may have made, and/or the dismissal of your case.
HISTORY has demonstrated that this is the only effective remedy for when the police break the law while searching you, seizing you, or violating other of your Constitutional rights. This remedy is important because it helps keep the "good guys" good; it prevents law enforcement from becoming organized crime, which is a greater threat to justice than individual crime.
AMERICA will not allow law enforcement to function if it breaks laws to catch the "bad guys." In order to preserve justice in our society, your rights must be aggressively defended because injustice from police misconduct is a threat to justice everywhere, just as Martin Luther King, Jr. observed.
THE U.S. CONSTITUTION gives you the right to remain silent when police ask you about a possible crime you committed. It also allows you to have a lawyer. Exercise your rights. Often, people believe that telling the police officers the full story will help them look less guilty and will get the actual truth out. Your descriptions of what happened, though, are often inaccurately recorded, they will make your situation worse, or they end up helping the prosecutor meet his or her burden of proving your guilt when you have the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.
IT IS SAFER, therefore, for you to exercise your rights, remain silent, and request a lawyer any time a police officer begins asking you questions about a crime you might have committed. There is nothing wrong in asserting your rights. You have them for a reason. They protect you from police misconduct and honest mistakes by law enforcement.