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Study shows how easily interrogation tactics elicit false confessions

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Wednesday February 04, 2015.

Police in Canada are currently allowed to use deceptive tactics to a certain extent when interviewing a person suspected of a crime. In reality, misleading suspects in an effort to get them to confess is a common practice in police interviews. For example, the Reid technique is a complex form of manipulation used by police, and the technique has been shown many times to have elicited false confessions. A study recently published...
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Man accused of Toronto assault exonerated by video evidence

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday January 20, 2015.

Deception may not be their intention, but witnesses in criminal cases are not always reliable. As time passes, memory fades or becomes a distortion of the actual event, and often people develop inaccurate reconstructions that could potentially lead to the conviction of the accused. Witnesses may also be susceptible to undue influence from police officers and prosecutors, and cross-examination by a criminal defence lawyer is needed to arrive at the...
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Negative repercussions follow false allegations of sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday December 24, 2014.

A person doesn't have to be convicted of a crime for allegations of sexual misconduct to have devastating consequences. If you have been accused of sexual assault or another sex-related offence, then you are facing the possibility of serious reputation damage and loss of your employment, and it is important to have a skilled criminal defence lawyer to intervene on your behalf as soon as possible. The repercussions of unsubstantiated...
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