If you are arrested the best thing you can do is politely and respectfully comply, but DO NOT SAY ANYTHING! It is a common misconception that if you are not read
the Miranda Warning upon your arrest, your statements cannot be used against you. THAT IS WRONG! You cannot be QUESTIONED after arrest without the Miranda Warning
being read to you.
Even after you are Mirandized, you still should NOT answer any questions .
The officers will normally ask you questions meant to serve two purposes:
- 1. To illicit admissions from you that can be used against you in trial.
- 2. To secure acknowledgements from you that will negate or invalidate certain defenses you may have had.
Often these types of questions appear on a questionnaire. Whether they are filling it out, or asking you to fill it out, you are are NOT OBLIGATED
to answer these questions.