What should I do if I am contacted by the police?

If you are contacted by the police, you should tell them that you are respectfully declining to answer their questions. You are not going to talk your way out of criminal charges. They are not “going to go easier on you” if you talk top them. The police are not independent and impartial fact finders. Their goal is to get a conviction. If you speak with them, they will be a witness against you!