Framed

By Anonymous - 28/09/2019 04:00

Today, the police turned up. It turns out the girl I slept with two nights ago was burgled. She told my great aunt, who happens to live next door to her. They then told my grandparents, who then told my mum. I'm now a suspect. FML
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Sady_Ct 37

Do you have an alibi?

Not sure how long ago this was written, but just in case this is happening now: If you're a suspect in a crime, it's important that you don't talk to police. The police's job is to gather evidence against you. They will consider everything you say that might be incriminating and ignore everything you say that suggests you're innocent. THE ONLY safe thing to do is not answer questions. Identify yourself if requested, then POLITELY AND CALMLY say "I have nothing to say about this matter" for all other questions. DO NOT ANSWER even the most innocuous of questions, beyond identifying yourself. Follow these instructions, and you might save yourself a massive headache and a huge bill from your local criminal defense lawyer.

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Sady_Ct 37

Do you have an alibi?

Not sure how long ago this was written, but just in case this is happening now: If you're a suspect in a crime, it's important that you don't talk to police. The police's job is to gather evidence against you. They will consider everything you say that might be incriminating and ignore everything you say that suggests you're innocent. THE ONLY safe thing to do is not answer questions. Identify yourself if requested, then POLITELY AND CALMLY say "I have nothing to say about this matter" for all other questions. DO NOT ANSWER even the most innocuous of questions, beyond identifying yourself. Follow these instructions, and you might save yourself a massive headache and a huge bill from your local criminal defense lawyer.

just for an information, as we don't know where OP is coming from, this is only true in country's who uses the Adversarial system (USA, UK). As with the Inquisitorial system (Western continental Europe), justice (including police) needs to investigate "à charge" and "à décharge", so they are obliged to take the answers that makes you innocent into account. Also, In continental Europe, it's forbidden for the police to lie during an interrogation, in contrast with the USA.

Not answering any questions isn't going to make them seem less guilty. Those laws are meant to protect use from abuse of power from police but claiming not to answer anything from the beginning isn't going to clear his name.

Even in Europe would I say that keeping your mouth shut is a good idea. At least in France.

depends in which Salduz category you are being questioned. If it's in I, you'll be fine. If it's in II, III, IIIbis or IV, use your right to remain silence, as you've been told before the questioning. Unless you have something to bring up in your defence (like an alibi or an "anti-motive"). If it's not in Salduz at all, you'll be fine as well.

thanksgiving is going to be mighty awkward this year

And suddenly your great-aunt is living high off the hog? You distracted the girl with your dong while your great-aunt really fucked her over. And then she pins the rap on you. A perfect crime!

I'd tell everybody especially the coppers and granny - "Yeah I fucked her, but I didn't fuck her over."