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3. Multiple Suspects

What about situations when you are not the only suspect? Multiple defendant cases are tricky. But the principles are the same. Don’t talk and don’t cooperate. This does not mean be discourteous! Remember, the police have awesome power and they frequently abuse that power.

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The Third Rule of Criminal Defense:

If there are several suspects, remember: “nobody talks, everybody walks.” You may have heard of an ancient philosophical theorem known as “the prisoner’s dilemma.” In this dilemma, two people are accused of committing a crime together. The police tell both suspects that the first one to confess will receive a very lenient sentence (1 year in jail) if he cooperates against the other suspect. Then the uncooperative suspect will get a harsh sentence (10 years). If both suspects confess, they will each receive a medium sentence (5 years). If neither suspect confesses, they will both go free! You get the point. Not knowing if the other suspect will confess, you must deliberate between confessing and going to jail for 1 or 5 years, or keeping quiet and wondering if you will go free or get 10 years. This dilemma is a philosophical contrivance, seldom applicable in the real world.

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With years of experience, Gainesville’s very own Corso Law Center is here to assist you with all of your criminal law needs. Whether you are one of the multiple suspects in a case or have been accused of drug procession, weapon possession, DUI, DWI, no matter the case, we are here to help. We offer a full range of services so that you are able to entrust us with all of your legal needs to that you do not have to go anywhere else for help. When choosing a trusted attorney, choose CLC, we are well known in the Gainesville and surrounding areas.

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