August 30, 2013 By Paul Wallin

Cops Will Attempt to Trick You into a Confession Even if You Did Not Do the Crime

I hope you are as shocked as we are at Wallin & Klarich when we watch this video entitled “Don’t Talk to the Police.” In it, Officer George Bruch is giving a talk to a law school class. Officer Bruch is telling the law students the tricks that he uses to do all he can to avoid properly advising a suspect of his Miranda rights.

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Don’t Talk to the Police shows the ways around reading you your Miranda Rights cops use to get a confession. If you are being charged with a crime you did not commit, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Instead of telling a suspect, he arrests that anything they say “can and will be used against you” as he is supposed to, he proudly changes what he tells suspects to “may be used against you.”

Instead of telling a person being arrested that if he or she cannot afford a lawyer one will be appointed to him or her, he tells him or her that a lawyer “may” be appointed to them.

He also talks about how he does all he can to avoid asking the suspect if he wishes to speak to him without a lawyer until he first tells the suspect everything he knows about the crime, hoping that this will get the suspect to speak to him without first speaking with his lawyer. The officer’s ultimate goal in doing this is to get a confession from the suspect.

What Officer Bruch is losing sight of is that this is not some game he is playing with the suspect, lawyers and within the criminal justice system. Miranda Rights are constitutionally protected rights that every person is entitled to. By this police officer telling law students about his tactics to essentially avoid giving suspects their constitutional rights, he highlights the need to have aggressive experienced criminal defense law firms to protect your rights.

Officer Bruch should be ashamed of himself. This is a gross misuse of the criminal justice system and an ineffective way to handle a position of authority. Maybe Officer Bruch has watched one too many Law And Order Episodes.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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