First, every case and situation is unique and there is no one right answer — but, almost always the answer is NO. Reality is, you are not going to talk yourself out of being charged or arrested. If the police are going to arrest you, there is nothing you can do to change their mind — they simply won't believe you. The police, however, will tell you differently. The cops will tell you that if you cooperate they will go easier on you — they are LYING! They are trained to make you feel comfortable. To gain your trust. They are even allowed to lie. Just remember to say the magic words, "I want a lawyer." Be polite, courteous. Tell them that you want to cooperate but you were told that you should have a lawyer when you talk to the police. They won't like it — but that's a good sign!
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