Originally Posted by m3bassman
Never admit that you violated the law. Admission of guilt. That's what I've always been told. Just politley tell them you don't want to answer that question if it forces you to admit guilt to breaking the law. It's your right.
For example, they ask, do you know how fast you were traveling? After they just pulled you over for speeding. If you say yes, you are admitting to knowingly breaking the law by speeding. If you say no, your admitting to inattentive driving.
Correct, you are not required to answer anything and you do have the right to "plead the 5th".
But if someones refuses to answer a question about a simple traffic violation, they just sound like an idiot "street lawyer".... And still end up with a ticket and no compassion from me. In fact, that move might help them end up with an additional citation for something I may have just let go; i.e. expired insurance card, not updating address on license or vehicle registration, etc.
You're better off just playing dumb & ignorant by saying "I don't know" rather than, "It's my right not to answer your question."