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Illinois Prohibits Police Lying To Minors

by | Jul 20, 2021 | Legal News Links

“The ban, which goes into effect Jan. 1, prohibits tactics like falsely promising leniency and claiming that incriminating evidence exists when it does not. It shows the state’s recognition of the “need to change laws that have failed the people they serve,” Using deceptive tactics during interrogations is generally permitted in the United States. But the practice often leads to false confessions, experts say. Minors, who some studies show are two to three times as likely to give a false confession as adults, are particularly vulnerable.” The Washington Post Article is here.

This is why asserting your right to remain silent and your right to counsel is so important.  Especially when you get mirandized.