Unfortunately, the answer is ‘yes.’  Police can say whatever they feel they need to say in order to get a statement or confession out of you. I know, this is shocking, disturbing and just seems downright wrong. But, police can lie to you in order to get you to confess or say what they want you to say, and they can influence that statement out of you by lying.  That’s right, they can—and will—manipulate the facts or a story so you tell them what they want to hear.
Given that they can lie to you in order to get you to say things that are not true (i.e. confess to something you didn’t do), what are you to do?  The best advice I can give you is to remain silent and never speak with police about your case (or anything for that matter) without having an attorney present.  See, it’s your constitutional right to remain silent (Miranda rights) and have an attorney present for questioning.
Long ago, the Supreme Court decided this would protect everyone’s constitutional rights and it’s our only way to level the playing field.  Remember, they can say whatever they want to get a certain statement (or confession) out of you.  The only way to protect yourself (and not give them any more evidence to use against you), is to not say anything unless you have a lawyer present.
Now, I know you may thinking: If they can lie to me, can I lie to them? Click here for my response to that question.

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Coral Gables defense lawyer helping clients accused of Federal Crimes, DUI, Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes.