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Under investigation? You need to know these police tactics

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2022 | Criminal Defense

When you face police questioning, it’s crucial to remember they have done this many more times than you have. You will likely face some very experienced investigators chosen to question you because they have a record of getting the answers they need.

There are many ways of questioning a suspect (which is what you will be by this point). By learning more about them, you can understand the true intentions behind an officer’s words and actions.

Being nice

Investigators know that you may be feeling alone and vulnerable and in need of a friend while sitting in the station. If they can convince you they’re that person, you might be more willing to tell them things.

Not being nice

The opposite end of the scale is to try and make you crack. There are limits to how unpleasant the police are permitted to be, but some officers might cross them.

Even if they stay within the bounds of legal questioning techniques, applying pressure when you are already feeling worried and insecure might be enough to persuade you that giving them the information they want is better than prolonging the experience.

Lying to you

Yes, the police are allowed to lie to you. So, if they tell you that your friend has said you committed the crime, don’t believe them. They are likely saying the same thing to your friend in another questioning room to pit you against each other and get information.

Police questioning can be a harrowing experience. That’s why it is crucial to get legal help to protect your rights the moment you are arrested.