Can you change what you’ve told the police?

When the police call you in for questioning, can you change the answers you gave at that time? Particularly if they called you in at a time when you would normally be asleep, and you were completely out of your mind and stressed the whole time. Is there any basis for having evidence thrown out based on being confused?

Asked on September 15, 2011 under Criminal Law, Kansas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to seek legal counsel in your area and speak with them about this matter.  And you need to go in to the questioning with the attorney by your side.  Changing the story that you told to the police is not a good thing.  If there were valid reasons why you were not in the right frame of mind the first time around - although I do not really know what "out of your mind" means here and how it relates to lying to the police -  then they are best asserted by an attorney on your behalf.  Believe me: it will not be good for you to go it alone here.  Good luck.


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