A request for an attorney invokes the privilege to remain silent. The request for an attorney must be made in response to interrogation. A request for counsel upon arrest does not invalidate a later waiver during interrogation. There is a difference between requesting an attorney and invoking the right to remain silent. Any words or conduct that are inconsistent with a present willingness to discuss the case freely and completely with the police may also be an invocation of that right. If you are under investigation or arrested or charged with an offense, contact Christine McGuire,the Santa Cruz Criminal Defense Attorney, San Jose Criminal Defense Attorney, Monterey Criminal Defense Attorney.