What’s good for the goose is good for the gander doesn’t apply here.  You cannot lie to police even if they can lie to you.  Like a lot of things in the law, especially criminal law, this doesn’t seem fair. The truth of the matter is that lying to police can land you in serious trouble.  If you already have charges pending, this can be an additional charge (even a felony!).  It can also bring about very serious charges such as obstruction of justice.
Here’s the catch, and another reason to never lie to police: You don’t know where they’re going with something or what they want you to say.  Therefore, anything you say (even if you believe it to be true) can be seen as a lie.  Let me give you an example: Let’s say I ask you “what color is the sky?”  You will likely respond confidently that the sky is “blue.”  The problem starts when I was asking you about something that happened at night and the answer I really want is that it’s nighttime, or dusk.  Now, you’ve “lied” to me and I can take that and run with it.  I can discredit anything you say to continue building a case against you, or I can charge you with additional crimes.
It might seem like you can simply go speak with them and “talk your way out of it” or “give them your side of the story” but the reality is that you will almost always make it worse. The only way to protect yourself is to never speak with police without first consulting with a lawyer and having that lawyer present to make sure your rights are protected. 

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Coral Gables defense lawyer helping clients accused of Federal Crimes, DUI, Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes.