It may seem absolutely incomprehensible why suspects would admit to a crime they did not commit, especially considering the lifelong consequences a conviction and prison sentence would have on their lives. However, false confessions are not a rare circumstance and have reasonable explanations for their occurrence. Understanding how a false confession happens can help you avoid admitting to a crime of which you are not guilty.
If you are arrested or stopped by the police, do you know what to do? Do you know what to say? Are you aware of your rights?
Getting pulled over is an intimidating experiencing - having this stop result in an arrest and allegations of driving while intoxicated (DWI) can bump intimidating up to terrifying. Those who find themselves or a loved one facing these charges are wise to keep the following in mind: penalties can be severe and if convicted, the conviction will likely result in a bigger impact than you realize.