NACDL - Book Review: You Have the Right to Remain Innocent

Book Review: You Have the Right to Remain Innocent

James Duane’s You Have the Right to Remain Innocent is a 150-page 2x4 that beats its reader over the head with one simple message: do not talk to the police. Specifically, Duane says, if you have any reason to think that police suspect you in connection with a crime, tell them your name and the reason for your being where you are, then tell them politely that you will not answer any questions and that you would like a lawyer. You have nothing to gain by saying more, he says, and everything to lose.