When a police officer questions a suspect, the ultimate goal is to get the suspect to confess to committing the crime. A seasoned detective typically has a fairly large bag of tricks he/she can use when trying to elicit a confession, including deception. Yep, the police are generally allowed to trick you, or lie to you, when trying to get you to confess. Moreover, the fact that the police lied to you doesn’t render that confession involuntary absent additional facts and circumstances. An Omaha criminal defense attorney offers some insight into police deception and how it might impact your defense.
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