Myth: If you talk, things will go easier for you.

Truth: You have heard that anything you say can and will be used against you. Interrogations are designed to get confessions, not to get you out of trouble. If investigators think you broke the law, they’re going to do their best to get you to admit it, and just about anything you say can be twisted to make it sound like you’re guilty. Investigators are allowed to lie, trick, and use psychology to intimidate you. You can keep denying that you did anything wrong, but they don’t just let you go if you say you didn’t do it. They’ll keep at it until you make a statement they like, or until you demand a lawyer. Demand a lawyer first, and don’t make any statements until you have talked to an experienced military attorney.