Your Silence May Be Used Against You

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT) -- On June 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion with important ramifications for anybody who may be approached by law enforcement for a voluntary interview in connection with a criminal investigation. Although the particular facts of the case concern a murder investigation, the principles of the case are broadly applicable and are instructive to company executives and to anyone else who is considering voluntarily answering questions from a government agent — whether about a personal matter or about a corporate issue in the...
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