What is the Right to Remain Silent and How do I Use it?

Right to Remain Silent:

One of your most critical rights - don't be Naive - enforce your rights!

The best way to assert you right without causing undue attention is to say: “I do want to cooperate, but only after I have retained an Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer, Dustin Compton told me to tell you that he must be present before I do anything else"

When the police ask to speak to you, you have the right to remain silent.  You must know that anything and everything you say to the police will be used against you.  You may talk to the police about the crime they arrested you for, but you are not required. If you do start talking to the police, you may stop talking at any time during the interview or interrogation and ask for a lawyer.  Best practice is to say “I do want to cooperate but only after I have retained an Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer.”  At that point the law enforcement officer must ask no more questions.  You have the right to ask to have an attorney when the police want to question you. If you ask for any attorney the police cannot ask you any questions until you have spoken with an attorney. If you cannot afford to pay for an attorney, the court may appoint a lawyer to represent you if the court believes you do not have enough money to hire one.

You are not required to talk to the police when questioned about a crime. Exercise your rights – Don't "feel" bad about saying "no, I want an attorney present first" If you can't do it for yourself, do it for your family.

NEVER EVER NEVER give a statement without legal representation. 

The ONLY thing you are going to accomplish by giving a voluntary statement is BAD FOR YOU!  Anything you say likely will be tape recorded or videotaped with or without your knowledge.