Please indulge me again, an note that I am NOT asking you for legal advice...
My lawyer, who is VERY good, has told me not to even say so much as "I was afraid" when questioned. He advised me to say something like this:
I want to cooperate with you fully, but my lawyer told me that if I say anything at all before talking to him, he will not represent me. I'm sorry, but I have to talk to my lawyer before I talk to you.
I'd like your opinion regarding how most cops will view someone after this statement. (Note that it would be said in an apologetic tone of voice.)