You should not talk to the Utah police about the circumstances surrounding a rape allegation without first hiring a criminal attorney to help guide you. The 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to remain silent. The best policy is not to talk to the police if questioned and ask for an attorney. Even if you are simply a witness to a crime, you still may want to talk to an attorney before you give the police a statement.
Every court around the nation, including the United States Supreme Court and the Utah Supreme Court, has held that it is permissible for police to lie to a suspect during their investigation and interrogation of the suspect. This puts citizens at a distinct disadvantage when dealing with the police, which is exactly why it is best to follow the three golden rules:
1. Don’t trust or believe the police.
2. Don’t resist being handcuffed.
3. Don’t say a damn thing.
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