Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Tip

Do not confess to a crime you didn't commit.  Ever.

I don't care if you've been in interrogation for HOURS.  (You can leave any time you want if they haven't actually charged you with anything, or you can shut up and ask for a lawyer.  Either one should stop the interrogation.)

I don't care if they promise you a light sentence or a recommendation to the DA or a puppy or a million dollars.

I don't care if they threaten you.

DO NOT confess to a crime you did not commit.

In case you're wondering, I just saw another true crime show where someone confessed to murder when they didn't do it.

Just don't.  Ever.

(I looked the case up online.  They did find the real killer.  His DNA matched and he left his shoes with his name written inside them at the park where the body was discovered.  He confessed, like he should've.)

1 comment:

  1. It helps being married to a lawyer and working with LEOs. We raised the Only to never say ANYTHING. Which was tough because the kid is/was such a goody-two-shoes that if there was ANY guilt, she'd babble. She did learn--finally--that if she WAS ever arrested, the first words out of her mouth were, "I want my attorney." And then she was to shut up until her dad got there. LOL

    But yeah, there are those LEOs who aren't really after either justice OR the truth. They just want to close the case. Thankfully, the vast majority are good cops!