Originally Posted by xfl2001fan
My only issue with this is that if a Defendant chooses to give the information and you can record the entire session (not just on a voice recorder either...full video so that you can read body language and such) I don't see why it can't be admitted as evidence. However, the entirety of it needs to be shown to a lawyer so that they can then refute questioning and such.
That's just my take. I'm not saying that we should take away the right to an attorney...because everyone should have the right to legal counsel...but if you choose not to use it, who's fault is that?
These are people who obviously have made questionable decisions or they wouldn't be where they are in the first place. Do you really think it's in their best interest to be talking to police? I have never come across a cop who was gathering information to let someone go, they are always gathering information to aide in the prosecution of someone. There is a reason they say "anything you say can AND WILL be used against you."