As an expert lawyer in Florida once wrote if you ever need to used deadly force in self defense then you should state I was in fear of my life and needed to protect myself from harm. I am upset now and wish to talk to my lawyer and have him with me for any interviews however.
That's the same advice I'd give them.
Reread my comments - they are specifically in relation to assault interviews with police, rather than say, a murder interview. So a couple of your assertions, like the one above, I agree with - but they don't have to do with assaults.
I don't know about in the States, but in Queensland, Australia (where I live obviously), if police ask leading questions of any kind, the answer to that question can be thrown out in court (that is 'can', not necessarily 'will be').
With a simple assault for example it is far better to let them charge you with the crime and bail out and let your lawyer handle it from there.
Well, if they have enough evidence, and you in fact have no lawful excuse, then this is true. If they have evidence, and you have a lawful excuse, then this is simply not true, for you don't lose anything by taking part in an interview - what, you get charged? That would happen anyway. And if you 'didn't say the right thing' it's usually pretty easily explained away (if in fact you have that excuse)
'Your honour, at the time my client said this, he was caught by surprise by the question, and feeling he needed to give an answer immediately, did not have time to reflect on the many emotions he was feeling, and the many forces that were pulling him in different directions. After my client had time to consider his feelings (etc), he realised that what he had told the police was not accurate...'
So good luck to you as for every person innocent or not who had talk the police out of charging them there are a hundred and one who had talk themselves into a prison term.
101 guilty people that talked themselves into prison - or 101 innocent people that talked themselves into prison?
If you are trying to compare innocent people doing interviews to guilty people doing interviews...well, you can see the plain silliness of that comparison I'm sure - it's not a comparison of equal fruit - apples and oranges so to speak.
If you are trying to compare the number of innocent people talking themselves out of charges, compared to the number of innocent people talking themselves into charges, then that is just plain poppycock.
And lastly, if you are trying to just talk about interviews in general, you need to go back and reread my posts that you disagree with again, which were talking specifically about assault interviews.