Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer Lori D. Palmieri breaks down the importance of knowing your legal rights when you are under investigation and what your obligations are to the investigator.
Under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S Constitution, you have an absolute right not to incriminate yourself. The most important thing that you can do while under investigation is contact an attorney and use their guidance to make any further decisions.
“You are not obligated at all to speak to law enforcement and you should exercise that right at every turn.”
As Palmieri states in the video, if you are under investigation, do not make any statements without the presence of a criminal defense lawyer.