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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-26-09 09:45 AM
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90. "Jails are filled with people who didn't." is right.
The first thing new defense counsel wants to know is "did the defendant give a statement?"

Most defendants hurt themselves by talking to police. No matter what the person says, the police will twist it, mischaracterize it, or just plain lie about it.

Assuming that police are always well meaning and can never falsely accuse - on purpose or by accident - is a bad assumption. Many times they'll get it in their head that someone is guilty of something, and no amount of reason will dissuade them.

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