Unfortunately, many people get fooled by some version of this commonly used police officer's line: "Everything will be easier if you just cooperate". That's true to some extent -- it will make things much easier for the police officer who's trying to arrest you! -- but when it comes to you consenting to searches and answering incriminating questions, it couldn't be further from the truth.
Check out this article we posted called "Why Would You Cooperate With Someone Who's Trying To Arrest You?". It illustrates one tactic used by the NYPD to trick people into giving up evidence. One thing is certain -- cooperating with someone who is trying to arrest you... just might get you arrested!