It’s fairly common knowledge that one has the right to speak to an attorney immediately following an arrest. Yet it’s estimated that around 80 percent of citizens waive that right and allow police to conduct an interrogation. Why?
Part of it may have something to do with the fact that police are trained to use a variety of psychological tactics to get a confession by almost any means necessary. Even more troubling is the fact that it is actually legal for police to lie about finding evidence, false witness accounts, and virtually anything else that they think will get a suspect to confess. These psychological scare tactics are so powerful that police have even extracted confessions from innocent people.
So what should you do if you find yourself on the receiving end of these police tactics? Ask to speak to a defense attorney – and nothing else. If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer in Las Vegas, contact Gabriel L. Grasso at (702) 868 – 8866.