YOu don't need free legal advice from an online forum. You need advice from a criminal attorney and if you cannot afford one ask for a public defender. THIS MUST BE DONE IMMEDIATELY.
Miranda only applies to custodial interrogations, which may or may not apply in your case, we cannot tell from the facts provided. The threshold question regarding the police lying is whether your will was overborn. Like it or not, police can lie. Consult with an attorney who will be able to more properly advise you based on the facts of your case.
Unfortunately, police can lie to get a confession and do so frequently. As for your Miranda rights, that may be an issue here but more facts are needed to say for sure since Miranda only applies to custodial interrogations. These are the types of questions that should be asked of the lawyer handling the case and not of some online pubic forum.
Police are allowed to lie about that. Whether Miranda will be an issue depends upon whether it was a custodial interrogation. That requires two things. First, you must be in custody. For example, if a police officer stopped you on the street and asked you questions, you would not be in custody and no Miranda warning would be required. Second, you must be interrogated, which means the police have to be asking questions. For example, if you were handcuffed in the back of a police car--a situation in which you are clearly in custody--but you just starting talking, there would be no Miranda issue.
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There is no requirement that the police tell the truth. As far as Miranda rights, you are only entitled to receive them if any statement you make while in custody will be used against you in court. You need to refrain from any further discussion of your case online or anywhere else in public or in private except with an attorney. Most important, you need an attorney immediately. .if you cannot afford one, you will be appointed a public defender at your first court appearance.
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