You are not compelled to talk to the police. Just say "Call My Lawyer"
When the police ask you to talk to them or tell them what happened, you have a choice to make. You may be told that you are not under arrest, you are free to walk away and you can stop answering questions at any time. The problem is most people feel compelled to talk and answer questions from the police. People often think that they can talk their way out of an arrest or even protect themselves with "their side of the story." These are seldom the results.
Questioning usually occurs when there is not enough evidence for an arrest. A confession is the easiest way to solve a crime. You can either say "no" and walk away or agree to talk. If you say "no," you will force the police to decide if there is sufficient evidence to arrest you. If you decide to answer questions, you are taking the risk that a trained and experienced officer will get you to say things or admit to something that will hurt you and may not be true.
If you cannot remain silent or say "no," then the only thing you should say is "Call my Lawyer." Even though you are not under arrest, police officers should stop questioning you when you say "Call my Lawyer." This is the only answer you need to remember.
Don't delay, call me immediately (970-871-7400).
"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