"But I committed no crime. Took nobody's life. I didn't even see anything criminal happen. I don't know anyone who may have been there. I was 173 miles away when it happened. I don't know any of the facts except from what others told me. I cannot possible be harmed, right?!"
Again, I am sorry to tell you, but you're wrong.
What people do not realize is what they don't know actually can hurt them. If you don't believe me, listen to the words of former United States Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, "[A]ny lawyer worth his [or her] salt will tell the [client] in no uncertain terms to make no statement to the police under any circumstances." Watts v. Indiana, 338 U.S. 49 (1949) (emphasis added).
Let us look at the situation a little more closely.