Police Interaction Issues
When getting pulled over, some people face obstacles. If you have experienced police interaction issues, you may be in serious trouble for something that you did not do.
Police Interaction Issues | Forced Confessions
Our office gets calls from potential clients that feel that they have been forced into a confession. Let’s say for instance, you’ve been pulled over. You’ve been arrested by the police, and you feel that you were coerced. You were forced into making a confession to some event, some crime that you didn’t commit, be it DWI, or worse.
That’s a very serious piece of leverage that you may have to successfully defend your case. My suggestion is that you do some more research, and then find an attorney in the area where your case is pending, where you have to go to court, and then speak to at least two or three attorneys to see who you can work with and try to determine whether or not that coerced confession could be suppressed, which means thrown out, and perhaps the case against you could be thrown out, as well.
Police Interaction Issues | Should You Be Honest with the Police?
We regularly get asked by people if they should be honest with the police when they’ve gotten pulled over. If you get pulled over by a police officer, the officer will more than likely ask you several questions. The reason they’re asking you questions (specifically in the case of a DWI) is to try to see how you answer them in the sense of whether or not you’re disoriented, whether or not they can pick up an odor of alcohol, or whether or not they think you might be under the influence of marijuana or some other substance.
While it’s a good idea to be honest with the police officer, and I would never suggest that anyone not tell a police officer the truth, what you have to understand is that any information you provide to the police officer the officer will write down and memorialize that in a police report. If you are ever processed for an arrest for DWI or careless driving or reckless driving, those words will come back to be used against you in a court of law. I would be very measured in the way I answered those questions without lying to the police officer because that can also be detrimental.
If you have police interaction issues that you’d like to seek representation to protect yourself from, contact New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Carl Spector. Call today and schedule a free consultation.