The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Here is why you never talk to the FBI without an attorney present.

I had gotten this from a link and it did make an indelible impression on me.  I have told people in the past, "Never talk to the feds or the police without a lawyer present."  Most of the law enforcement community are honorable but it would suck to be you if you got snared up by a bad one.  I don't tell this to people because I am anti-police or anything like that.  My dad is a retired cop and he told me this many times.  District Attorneys unlike "Law and Order" and other shows are not really interested in Justice...Just convictions.  there are soo many people in the system for miscues when dealing with the authorities.  You are just a small wheel in the Criminal Justice system and you would get crushed and they move on to the next one. The state has the ability to deprive you of your property, your freedom and even your life.  A good lawyer will make sure that you are not unfairly prosecuted for things that you didn't do.  By the time you get it straighten out, you may already be spending time at club Fed, lost your job, perhaps your family and have this stigma that will follow you around for the rest of your life.
     I had a friend spend time in the lockup a few years ago, he at my advice had gotten a good attorney and while he was in the county jail, he told me that there were a lot of people in jail that try to be cheap and go the "public defender" route.  They get their cases pleaded down instead of dismissed because the Public defender has this huge caseload and he is trying to work them as fast as he can.  They are human and can get overwhelmed.

    Here is the video, it is about 7 minutes long and worth the watch.



  1. With lawyers, like anything else, you get what you pay for. Go for the cheap/free ones, expect to get the bare minimum done for you. They make their money on the sheer volume of cases that they take on so they will give yours as little time as they can. Simple economics.

  2. Good one Sir, thanks! And Murph is correct... You get what you 'pay' for...