Tactics That The Police Use To Get You To Talk[playht_listen_button]You have the right to remain silent. Anything that you say can and will be used against you. You have most likely heard these Miranda warnings before, whether by watching Cops or by having a run in with the law. Still, an overwhelming amount of people who are suspected of committing a crime nonetheless willingly talk to the police and ultimately say something against their own interest. Police have been trained extensively on how to successfully get you to talk to them. They employ a number of tactics that are designed to break down your defenses and get you to spill your guts. While some of these tactics are legal, others may not be. Read on to learn more about some of the common methods that the police use to get you to talk, and to learn some helpful tips on what you should do if you find yourself the subject of a scary police interrogation.
“If You Are Honest, We Can Help You”
The police often play on your emotions and sense of morality to get a confession. They know that you are probably a good person and try your best to be honest and ethical. The reality is that the cops are only interested in gathering evidence to help convict you. They even go as far as promising to help you if you are honest with them. What they don’t tell you is that their ability to help you after you have confessed may be slim to none.
“You Need To Clear Your Conscience”
Continuing to play on your sense of morality, police will often try to convince you that confessing will somehow cleanse you of the guilt you will carry if you refuse to talk to them. Again, this is nothing more than an attempt to get the evidence they need to convict you. The police have no way of knowing what you will feel and are truly not concerned with your emotional well-being when you are suspected of a crime.
“We Already Know That You Did It”
It is a myth that police officers never lie. Police officers are people with faults and flaws just like everyone else. Sometimes they will openly lie about evidence that they have against you in order to force you to talk. While this practice is certainly unethical, it may be illegal. In cases where the police may be questioning a group of suspects, it is not uncommon for them to pit one against the other, claiming that one suspect is pointing the finger at the others. Don’t fall for these traps.
Assert Your Rights
Remember that you have rights when it comes to talking with the police. These rights were established to protect you from the abusive and deceptive tactics that the police may use to get you to talk. You must understand that you are under no obligation to speak with the police. And in the event you do speak with them, always have you lawyer present.My Rights Law knows all too well the methods that the police use to elicit incriminating information from those who are suspected of crimes. We are well equipped to fight the charges that have been brought against you, and will work hard to protect your rights. Don’t give the police what they want – no matter how nice they appear to you. Instead, get in touch with My Rights Law for guidance and direction by calling (888) 702-8882 or by contacting us online today.