What do I do if I am approached by law enforcement?

What do I do if I am approached by law enforcement?

You have the right to remain silent.  Use it! As soon as you see law enforcement, it is time to stop talking.  There is virtually nothing you can say that will help your case.  Law enforcement is not there to assist you.  They are there to gather evidence, and you are not obligated to help.  If necessary, you can always speak to law enforcement at a later date when your attorney is present.  Be polite, but be firm, when advising officers that you are exercising your right to remain silent.  The best way to avoid a Miranda dispute is to refuse to speak with law enforcement from the beginning.