In case of an Emergency, stay calm and revert to basic programming - say 1) I WANT TO REMAIN SILENT and 2) I WANT A LAWYER.
If the cops are arresting you, protect your constitutional rights first and then at least you have not made matters worse by trying to 'explain what really happened'. You can't fix this from where you are, although you can make a whole lot worse. Cops cannot 'cut a deal' to lessen the charges, or 'cut you some slack' on the sentencing consequences. Only the prosecutor can do the first and only the Judge can do the second, and neither of them are in those patrol cars. STOP TALKING and remember to ASSERT YOUR RIGHTS. In the long run, that will protect you a lot more than you over-reacting to the moment. Then sit back and wait for your lawyer.
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