Do not consent to anything.
The U.S. Constitution strictly limits the ability of law enforcement to search for evidence in private places. Police cannot search your person, your car, or your home without meeting specific legal conditions. Police often attempt to conduct searches based on consent. Do not consent to anything.
If you are arrested…
The above pointers continue to apply. When the police come to arrest someone, it is scary, but it does not mean they have a case against you. Police detectives will use this intimidating process to lure information out of you. That is exactly what they want – more information to build their case. Exercise your rights.
You should also resist the urge to talk about the charges against you with other inmates, who may relate what you say to law enforcement officials. You and your family members also need to be mindful when talking over the phone while you are in jail. The police record every phone conversation and may use those conversations to help build their case.