Have the Right to Remain Innocent
An urgent, compact manifesto that will teach how to protect r rights, r freedom, and r future when talking to police. Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why should never agree to answer questions from the police--especially if are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen's constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it's also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids. Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American. Reflecting the most recent attitudes of the Supreme Court, Professor Duane argues that it is now even easier for police to use r own words against . This lively and informative guide explains what everyone needs to know to protect themselves and those they love. ...
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"James Duane's amazing but true stories of innocent people exonerated after decades of wrongful imprisonment (which could have been avoided if they had just insisted on their fundamental right to avoid self-incrimination) are riveting reminders of the high price we pay, as individuals and as a society, when we fail to assert our constitutional rights." --Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law School
"In this quick and wonderful read, one of America's most eloquent writers on legal subjects makes clear why should never, ever answer polic......