A: You should politely inform the police that you want to talk with a lawyer before you answer any questions. Period. There may be a time and place to tell your side of the story, but now is not the time. You have constitutional rights provided under both the Pennsylvania and U.S. Constitutions which guarantee that you shall not be required to be a witness against yourself. Your meeting with a lawyer before you talk to the police will help ensure that your rights are protected.