Myth: If you don’t talk, they’ll think you are guilty.

Truth: They already think you’re guilty. You may be innocent, and it’s natural to want to explain yourself and convince someone that you’re innocent, but you take a tremendous risk whenever you try to talk yourself out of a legal problem. They don’t want to hear your side of the story, unless you’re admitting that you’re guilty. Make no statements until you have talked to an experienced military attorney.