5th and 6th Amendment Review

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How does an interrogator deal with suspects when they already used their 5th amendment rights? The new police officer will most likely abide by the law and stop questioning the suspect and let them be on their way. The more experienced interrogator will not let the suspect get off that easy. One way the interrogator could get some valuable information while waiting for the lawyer to arrive is to use hard evidence to change to suspects mind. Another technique is to use other witness statements against the suspect. The interrogator could also use co-conspirators to the crime statements truthful or not against the suspect. As we discussed early most of these techniques will not work on hardened criminals. What happens when a suspect lies to the interrogator? The reason suspects should avoid lying to the interrogator is the same reason they should avoid talking. Weather the information could incriminate the suspects or others it would be wise to remain silent instead of talking yourself out of a situation. Interrogators are very good at detecting lies based on a suspect physical behavior, tone of voice and gestures made during the interrogation. Suspects often get caught in a lie which will give greater justification to be detained. Investigators could hold the suspect silence against you as evidence of guilt. Best option for a suspect is to ask the interrogator if they are free to go. If not free to go then the suspect should remain silent and wait for a lawyer to arrive. Although it’s not wise for suspects to lie, what about an interrogator? Legally it’s accepted for the interrogator to lie. This is a great advantage to the interrogator and can be highly effective to obtain a confession. The interrogator will use lies, false evidence, and other known people to swing the suspect into coming clean with valuable information. Some of this valuable information can result
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