Welcome back and thanks for joining us for the last installment in this discussion about false confessions. We’ve already talked about the Reid techniques cops use to get people to confess, and even why some people choose to make false confessions (by the way, if none of this sounds familiar you probably missed an article or two – so check this out to get caught up!) Moving on, we’re going to wrap this up with a look at
What do the facts say about false confessions in Michigan?
According to the Innocence Project, police officers sometimes use questionable techniques, like the Reid technique, in their interrogations, which is why we have such a high rate of false confessions. Prosecutors around Michigan disagree though, claiming that cops don’t benefit from incarcerating innocent people and that false confessions happen far less frequently that we think. The statistics however, don’t lie. Which means that you DO have cause for concern if you ever get questioned by the police here in Michigan. Remember that false confessions happen all over our state. They happen in Lenawee County and in St. Clair County as well as Kent County and Tuscola County. Shore to shore, people in Michigan get sucked into talking to the police and giving false confessions.
False confessions lead to wrongful convictions!
Once the cops have a confession, they aren’t going to waste any time looking for alternate answers. They have what they need, and they’re moving on. Which means that every time someone makes a false confession to a crime, they are facing the very real possibility that they will be wrongfully convicted. And as we’ve mentioned many times before, that only means one thing – you’re going to prison for a crime you didn’t commit. And as everyone knows, having a conviction overturned is extremely expensive, and time consuming. Not to mention the fact that there’s no guarantee you’ll get what you want in the end!
Michigan has a high number of wrongful convictions!
We have a problem. Right now, Michigan has the fifth highest number of wrongly convicted prisoners being released in the U.S.. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, the only states with more overturned wrongful convictions than us, are Texas, New York, Illinois and California. Which is staggering, when you stop to consider just how often our justice system has put innocent people behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. And while not all of those convictions were based on false confessions, many of them were!
You shouldn’t go to prison for a crime you didn’t commit!
All over Michigan, from Livingston, Ingham and Eaton Counties to Sanilac and Oakland Counties, people are being accused of crimes they didn’t commit. But not all of them are headed for the big house. Some have stood up for themselves and called The Kronzek Firm. Who you choose to represent you can make all the difference in the world when it comes to fighting false allegations and false convictions. So call our skilled and experienced criminal defense attorneys today at 866 766 5245 and get the help you need right now!