Were you coerced into making a confession in a criminal investigation? You can come to Foutris Law Office, Ltd. for a consultation to learn about your rights to compensation.
Coerced confessions are often not admissible in a court of law and, if you can prove that you were forced to admit guilt, you may be able to clear your name and recover a settlement. A Chicago civil rights attorney can investigate the circumstances of the confession to determine whether you have been the victim of police misconduct and help you file a civil lawsuit in search of justice.
During police questioning, a criminal suspect is typically in a vulnerable position. In your case, you may have been tired and confused, extremely concerned for your future, and anxious to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. You may also have been unaware of the extent of your civil rights and how to exercise them.
Many individuals in such a position will fall victim to the tactics which police officers use to trick the suspect into making a confession, such as deceptive questioning designed to trap the suspect into making a self-incriminating statement. Police officers will often lie during questioning, such as by claiming to have evidence, witnesses, or a confession from an accomplice. If you are questioned by police, do not let such statements influence you to say anything that could damage your case.
When interrogators use intimidation and threats of physical violence to extract a confession, the suspect may have grounds for a lawsuit. This is especially true in cases of police brutality where the interrogators essentially torture the suspect into confessing guilt. Such testimony is generally not admissible as evidence in criminal prosecution, as you have a right under the Fifth Amendment against making self-incriminating statements.
Chicago civil rights attorney Bill Foutris has a background representing police officers in civil rights lawsuits, and he knows how to investigate for evidence of their wrongdoing. He has secured favorable outcomes in many cases where it was a matter of the client's word against the cops' word. He is ready to meet with you to begin work on your claim.
Contact a Chicago civil rights lawyer who can represent you in a lawsuit to recover compensation when you were coerced into making a confession.