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A Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney on Coerced Confessions

Before the Miranda law came into effect, there were numerous instances of confessions being coerced out of suspects in a criminal matter. Unfortunately, even with the Miranda law there are still coerced confessions. Do you think that might have happened in your case? You’ll want to review the details with a strong Sacramento criminal defense attorney who has experience in this area of the law. This is why if you find yourself under arrest your first words should be “Let me call my Sacramento criminal defense attorney.”

Due Process

Was your confession voluntary or involuntary? The answer to that question could form the basis of the defense that will be utilized by your Sacramento criminal defense attorney. Not only is torture of a suspect forbidden by the law, but enforcement officers are prohibited from using what is referred to as “subtle psychological devices” to get you to make a confession. Often these kinds of discussions will happen without a Sacramento criminal defense attorney present which is not good news for you.

Even if a confession was given there are many factors which can determine the validity of that confession. Consider these circumstances which a Sacramento criminal defense lawyer can argue on your behalf:

  • Your age (minor versus adult)
  • Your lack of education
  • Your state of mental and emotional health at the time of the interrogation
  • Not having a Sacramento criminal defense lawyer in the room at the time of the confession
  • Lack of family members present
  • Time you were held in custody
  • The duration of the questioning
  • Your knowledge of the law and your rights
Have a Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side

A strong defense can only happen when you’ve got an experienced Sacramento criminal defense attorney working on your side. Param Pabla has years of experience working in the criminal justice system. Don’t make another step without calling the law offices at (916) 285-7900.

Client Reviews
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“Param was excellent in my court case of failure to stop at a stop sign. The officer could not see clearly because he was too far away. The officer insisted he could and said he had video but could not produce it at the trial. The officer then asked if he could suspend the trial to go get the video but the judge said he should have had plenty of time to get the video ready beforehand. Needless to say, the judge ruled in my favor and dismissed the case which enraged the officer. Pabla Param’s defense and cross examination skills were excellent and paramount in having the case dismissed. Highly recommended.” T.C.
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