Why should you care about the Fifth Amendment if you’re not guilty? Find out in this interesting lecture by Professor Duane and Officer George Bruch of the Virginia Beach Police Department.
We’ve seen high-profile cases where otherwise not guilty people — people for whom there was no evidence of wrongdoing — who have gone to prison for years, merely for talking to the police and saying something innocuous that they didn’t know would end up being used against them.
There’s an interesting point made in the lecture, that the things you say to the police, which can help your case can not be used in court. But those that can hurt your case can be used in court.
Beware those “that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him”