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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

This is the "criminal process" webpage, which I wrote after seeing prisoners pressured into confessing to crimes they didn't commit. As mentioned in the article, if both a crime and a suspect are identified, confessions (coerced or otherwise) should be unnecessary.
"Guilty until proven innocent."
- the importance of never entering a "guilty" plea when one is innocent

The Criminal Justice Process
- Avoid being Nifonged

Police Stops (including "Terry stops")
- Police stops (sometimes called "Terry stops" in the US) are a type of arrest. What not to do during a police stop.

Impaired driving stops
- Also police stops, but issues peculiar to impaired driving stops (DUI, DWI) and probable cause

- "investigations", "interrogations", "questioning" and "investagative vs. accusative"

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first posted 10 Nov 02; Last revised 29 Apr 18. ~~ This page copyright 2002, Stan Protigal

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