It can often seem that anyone who exercises their right to remain silent is hiding something but it is important to remember that it is critical in maintaining a justice system where innocence is presumed until guilt is proven.
by Richard Sutton
It is all to easy to incriminate yourself so it should not seem suspicious for a person to choose to say nothing to the authorities.
The case for this is explained far better than I can by referring my readers to an excellent online video presentation by James Duane (a professor with the Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia) and George Bruch (a veteran member of law enforcement with the Virginia Beach police dept).
I found the presentation highly informative and entertaining.
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