Will I face penalties for refusing to answer police questions after my arrest?

No, you cannot be punished for refusing to answer any questions that police officers ask you after your arrest. The constitution gives you the right to remain silent or to request a lawyer. You are not required to answer any questions even if law enforcement claims they have evidence against you or that they can help you.

Many people do not realize the harm that can result from talking to law enforcement. Answering police questions may negatively affect your case or lead to criminal charges. You may fail to recognize commonly used police tactics and unwittingly reveal something incriminating.

The best thing to do when facing police questioning is to remain silent, even if you have not committed a crime. You should contact a criminal defense attorney before talking to law enforcement.

If you have been arrested in New York, get in touch with Brill Legal Group right away. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will protect your rights.

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