The Bubble Over My Head: Questioned By Police? Always Ask For A Lawyer
Jen Soering claims he made a false confession to the 1985 murders of his girlfriend’s parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom, when he was 19, and though he recanted, he was convicted in 1990 and spent the next 33 years in a Virginia state prison.
Prison reform activist and founding board member of the Innocence Project, Jason Flom, says false confessions are most common in people under the age of 25, and, Dr. Andy Griffiths, an expert in police interrogation, says coerced false confessions are most often the result of bullying by interrogators.
WATCH: ‘False Confessions Happen For A Variety Of Reasons,’ Says Prison Reform Activist
Dr. Phil explains why, even if you know you have done nothing wrong, you should never agree to be questioned without a lawyer present.