All behavior and conversations are recorded for use in the courtroom
Law enforcement agencies are using body cameras to record traffic stops and other investigations. When the cameras are turned on and function properly, all behavior and conversations are recorded for use in the courtroom. Video recordings are made of the initial contact, interview of victims and witnesses, visits to the Emergency Room, transports to the jail and the booking procedure. An arrestee must remember that all voluntary statements and remarks to the officers can be used in the prosecution of any charges. An attempt to explain behavior or avoid an arrest will usually be incriminating. Any admission may prove an element of the alleged offense. An arrestee has the right to remain silent and the only statement should be the request to call Larry Combs.
Attitude is important and an arrestee that becomes belligerent, threatening or obscene will regret the remarks. Falsely accusing an officer of misconduct will destroy the credibility of an arrestee. The arrestee will minimize the consequences by remaining calm, polite and cooperative but saying as little as possible. Answer non-incriminating questions but volunteer no information or explanations. Get through the arrest and booking procedure as best as possible and keep in mind that the entire experience may be recorded. Avoid the regrets and Larry Combs will obtain and review the recording with you and use them to minimize the consequences of the prosecution.
"Over the last fourteen years, I have tried more jury trials than any practicing attorney in the 14th Judicial District (Routt County, Moffat County, and Grand County Colorado including Steamboat Springs, Craig, and Hot Sulphur Springs) with consistent success."
-- Larry D. Combs