The legal system and you

There’s really only one rule: get a lawyer.
If you’re a witness, get a lawyer.
If you’re a criminal, get a lawyer.
If someone tells you you can talk to a lawyer, get a lawyer.
If someone tells you you can’t talk to a lawyer, definitely get a lawyer.
To the extent that you are not detained as a terrorist, you can get a lawyer, and otherwise, it won’t matter anyway. So, get a lawyer.