I repeat: talking to the police by yourself may be a very bad idea
I cannot tell you to never speak to the police without an attorney, but you clearly do so at your own risk. At least two clients called me this week that spoke to the police without an attorney and both were denied. This may have happened to two other people but I didn’t get a chance to get the whole story yet. One guy was actually told that the police needed to see him about paperwork but when he got there, it was about his criminal history as a juvenile. Not only is this a problem with regard to the application but his statement can also impact his appeal as he has now boxed himself into a story.