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Coerced / False Confessions

Chicago Coerced Confession Attorney

Chicago Attorney Aggressively Defending Rights in Coerced Confession Cases

You have been arrested. You are tired, confused and most likely very scared for your future. You probably just want to go home and wake up from the nightmare that you are in. It can happen. It does happen. It is very scary. The Chicago Police will trick you. You will say almost anything just to have it be over – just to go home. Coerced confessions, involuntary confessions or false confessions are most often the result of psychological intimidation by police. Coerced confessions, involuntary confessions or false confessions are also a violation of your Fifth Amendment civil rights and inadmissible in court and an experienced Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer can help you.

Chicago False Confession Lawyer

Fighting to Protect your Constitutional Rights

Coerced Confessions, involuntary confessions or false confessions can also form the basis as a civil rights lawsuit against the police officers and police department that coerced the confession. If you are arrested, you have the right to have an attorney present with you and you cannot be forced to be questioned without an attorney if you desire one. The police officers responsible for questioning you should stop the questioning once you have asked for an attorney. If they fail to do so they have violated your civil rights.

Chicago Coerced Confession Lawyer – Chicago False Confession Lawyer

If you have been arrested, and feel that the police officer who arrested you violated your civil rights it is important that you take action and contact a Chicago Coerced Confession Lawyer or a Chicago False Confession Lawyer. No Chicago police officer has the right to intimidate you into confessing to a crime. Once you have expressed your desire to receive legal counsel, or asked to have questioning cease, the law enforcement officers in charge should respect your wishes and work to ensure that your legal rights and civil rights are preserved. If they have no respected your civil rights then you need to speak to a Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney today.

Chicago Police Misconduct Lawyers Fighting for your Rights

Chicago False Confession Lawyer Michael Schmiege will examine the record and conduct a full investigation to determine if you confession was coerced and if you have a legal remedy against the officers for the civil rights violation and  police misconduct. We will not rest until we are sure that your civil rights were not violated, and if the police officer did act in an unprofessional or legally reprehensible manner we will help you seek justice. It is important that you fight against any violation of your civil rights that leads to an involuntary or coerced confession and seek the representation of a Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney.

Anatomy of a Coerced Confession

Understanding what constitutes a coerced confession, involuntary confession or false confession will help you recognize if your civil rights were violated during and after your arrest. Here are some of the components of a coerced confession,  involuntary confession or false confession,as well as some of the tactics the Chicago police may use to get you to confess involuntarily:

  • You were not properly advised of your Miranda rights by the Chicago Police or law enforcement
  • You were convinced to waive your Miranda rights
  • You were not encouraged to have a lawyer present during questioning
  • You were made to feel intimidated by the Chicago Police
  • You were told things like, “your buddy just told us what you did,” even when it isn’t true
  • You are a minor and your parent or guardian was not present during questioning (there was no parental notification)
  • You were illegally detained by the Chicago Police
  • You were physically abused into giving the confession by the Chicago Police
  • You were mentally abused into giving the confession

If you are arrested, demand a Chicago criminal defense lawyer to which you are constitutionally entitled. If you were arrested and gave a coerced confession,  involuntary confession or false confession seek the immediate legal assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney will discuss what happened during your arrest with you, and help you determine what course of action should be taken.

Call our Chicago Civil Rights Law Firm at 312-626-2121 to discuss your legal options. We understand what a traumatic experience being arrested can be. While under arrest, it is not unusual to be so distressed that you are unable to stand up for your basic right to legal counsel and an intimidation free environment. If you believe that you were coerced into giving a confession, we can help you get the justice that you deserve.

Call a Chicago False Confession Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation

Contact a Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer if you feel that you or a loved one’s rights have been violated by Chicago Police Misconduct. We will help you explore all of the options that are available to you and help you make the best decision. Do not feel forced to suffer the consequences of a forced confession, coerced confession, involuntary confession or false confession.

If you or a loved one are the victim of police misconduct or civil rights violations it is important that you contacta Chicago Police Misconduct Lawyer at our firm today. We will help you plan how best to proceed. Call us at 312-626-2121 for a free consultation.

Chicago False Confession Lawyer Michael P. Schmiege litigates cases involving police misconduct throughout Illinois including the cities and Counties of Chicago, Cook County, DuPage, Will, and Lake as well as cities and counties all throughout Illinois.

Often times a civil rights / police misconduct case will result from an arrest. If you have been arrested it is important that you contact an experienced Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer at once. Contact Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael P. Schmiege for a free consultation on your criminal case or police misconduct case.