Many people, especially if they believe they're innocent of a crime, think that the best thing to do is to simply tell their side of things to the authorities and get everything straightened out. Unfortunately, if you're being investigated or have been arrested or charged, your words are more likely to be used against you. The best policy is to say the words, "I won't answer any questions until I speak to my lawyer." The police are obligated to stop questioning you. Then contact Carol Jones Dwyer immediately.