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Title IX Investigations and the Lies Police Officers Tell

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The target of a Title IX investigation is rarely presumed innocent. While they may be presumed innocent in the courtroom, the same presumptions are not made during police investigations. Unfortunately, that means that if you’re under investigation as a target of a sexual assault investigation, the police will use tried and true techniques in an attempt to get you to admit guilt.

Lying is one of the most commonly used tactics.

Commonly Told Lies

At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we have dealt with countless Title IX cases. Some of the most common lies we have heard across the years include:

  • “We have your DNA.”
  • “We have the whole incident on film.”
  • “We have multiple witnesses willing to testify against you.”
  • “We believe your story; we just need you to explain some things.”

Why Do Officers Lie?

Sexual assault crimes aren’t taken lightly, and the officers handling the cases often have a strong passion for justice. The police tell lies in order to get you to confess things that you wouldn’t otherwise.

When you’re faced with an officer telling you that they have incriminating evidence against you and that cooperating with them will lessen the charges, you’ll likely do whatever they request of you to make sure that happens. This exact reason is why police officers lie during investigations.

They Can Lie But I Can’t?

Not only can the officers lie to you, but, you can’t lie to them, or you can expect to face additional charges including:

  • Obstruction of justice
  • Giving a law enforcement officer false information

Lying to the police is never a good idea. Instead of lying, remember to exercise your 5th Amendment right to remain silent.

Work with an Experienced Houston Title IX Attorney Today

Investigations where law enforcement cannot prove the assault could lead to the investigation being left open for years, as the investigators attempt to gather more evidence. This is bad news for those going through Title IX cases, as students can still face disciplinary action even if there isn’t enough evidence to hold them accountable for the assault.

At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, our team of trusted Title IX defense attorneys has helped countless individuals fight their charges and return to their most normal lives possible. We understand the feelings you’re likely experiencing as you navigate your Title IX investigation, and we want you to know that we’re here to help.

Call our team today (713) 597-2221 to learn more over a free, confidential consultation.

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