Why Innocent People Should Never Communicate with the Police

Posted over 3 years ago. Applies to Georgia, 2 helpful votes


I learned this at the conference: “DUI Communicating Your Way to an Acquittal," presented by the National College of DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Professor James Duane of Regent Law School gave a presentation on why innocent people should plead the fifth and never talk to the cops. Here is why according to Professor Duane.

  • You often do not know whether you’re innocent.
  • Police officers are human and make mistakes.
  • Innocent suspects make mistakes.
  • Innocent suspects never know what mistaken witnesses or unreliable evidence the police may have against them.
  • Any statement can be used to incriminate you if the police are mistaken or confused about what they told you or asked you.
  • Even if you say nothing that can be used against you, the police will be allowed to testify that they thought you appeared too nervous or too calm.
  • Police deception tactics are unchecked during interrogation.
  • You can be prosecuted for false statements to the police or obstruction of justice.

Additional Resources

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. www.ncdd.com


Rate this guide

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.


Ask now

27,636 answers this week

3,051 attorneys answering