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Don't talk to police continuation

Postby kiryan » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:50 pm

We had a good thread on this before, but its in the other forum so I'm posting this in a new thread.

You don't understand the law, you don't know what they're thinking about or charging you with, if you are talking to a police officer, you need a lawyer... even if you think you are talking to them about someone else, you don't know whether they're preparing to charge you.

I read this one on a guy who turned state's witness against his former partners... but he didn't get immunity. They puffed him up, slobbed his knob... and as soon as the trial was over, they charged him and used his testimony in court and recorded statements against him.

I mentioned my cousin before who is in jail for statutory. She ended up getting into all sorts of trouble by talking. She was originally in trouble for a drug party. Then afterwards the prosecutor was talking to her and she told him that they were having sex at the party. The prosecutor knew there were underage kids at the party. Next thing you know she's facing statutory. She is expecting a pretty modest sentence as part of a plea deal as they're discussing the plea deal she makes the comment to the effect of "minors are going to have sex anyways so its no big deal". Prosecutor asked for and got the maximum sentence.

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-arvada-po ... 9823.story

ARVADA, Colo. -- An 11-year-old Arvada boy was arrested and hauled away in handcuffs for drawing stick figures in school, something his therapist told him to do.
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She says she told her son to cooperate and tell the truth, but was horrified when they told her they were arresting him and then handcuffed him and hauled him away in a patrol car.
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And if they had known that their son’s cooperation would be used as evidence against him, they would have hired a lawyer at the beginning and exercised his right to remain silent.
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Re: Don't talk to police continuation

Postby Ragorn » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:20 pm

kiryan wrote:You don't understand the law, you don't know what they're thinking about or charging you with, if you are talking to a police officer, you need a lawyer... even if you think you are talking to them about someone else, you don't know whether they're preparing to charge you.

Corth wrote:Typical liberal sentiment: people are stupid.

Glad you've come around to Team Liberal, kiryan :)
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Re: Don't talk to police continuation

Postby Corth » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:10 pm

*roll*

Kiryan is giving good advice in this thread. If you are ever in jeopardy of criminal liability the short answer is don't talk to the cops. Simple as that. More often than not, whatever you say will just get you into more hot water. It takes years of training to become a criminal defense attorney - you aren't stupid for deferring to their judgment.
Having said all that, the situation has been handled, so this thread is pretty much at an end. -Kossuth

Goddamned slippery mage.
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Re: Don't talk to police continuation

Postby kiryan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:23 pm

I'd like to add that you're in jeopardy of criminal liability if you are sitting in front of a police officer.

The parents in this case were the ones urging their child to tell the truth and had no idea that it could end with their kid being hauled off to jail.

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