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I have been read my Miranda warnings. Should I talk to the police?

Hell no! Are you crazy?! As soon as a police officer informs you of your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney, you should exercise those rights. In fact, the only thing that should come out of your mouth besides silence is, “I’d like to see an attorney.” That way, no matter what the crime or circumstances, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss the case with your lawyer, talk strategy, and formulate your statements. If the police continue to question you after you have asked for an attorney or otherwise told the law enforcement officer to leave you alone, then Miranda has been violated.