Possible work related threats?

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Possible work related threats?

Postby paparoach429 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:43 am

So I know there are a few lawyers on the board here so I was hoping for some free legal advice. A buddy of mine has been accused of stealing something from work and said that he didn't. My question is, what kind of trickery questions might they ask him to try to get him to wrongfully admit to it or what might they try to do? Thanks in advance for your guys' advice.


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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:54 am

paparoach429 wrote:So I know there are a few lawyers on the board here so I was hoping for some free legal advice. A buddy of mine has been accused of stealing something from work and said that he didn't. My question is, what kind of trickery questions might they ask him to try to get him to wrongfully admit to it or what might they try to do? Thanks in advance for your guys' advice.


Not a lawyer but if your buddy didn't steal anything and is innocent then he doesn't have to worry. Just answer the truth. No amount of trickery can make you guilty if you didn't steal.

There may be exceptions but just saying.
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Postby Moneytalks » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:57 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Not a lawyer but if your buddy didn't steal anything and is innocent then he doesn't have to worry. Just answer the truth. No amount of trickery can make you guilty if you didn't steal.

There may be exceptions but just saying.


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Postby Userofcards » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:43 pm

Moneytalks wrote:Could have been framed? (*I'm also not a lawyer)


Even if the op's buddy was not framed the employer (and perhaps the police) may want to blame someone for the theft. The OPs buddy may be completely innocent, but nonetheless the most obvious suspect. Moreover, the buddy cannot rely on truthfully answering questions to exonerate him if others are trying to pin the theft on the buddy. Truthful answers may actually make the matter worse than non-answers, especially if anyone has an incentive to blame the thefts on the buddy.

If the employer and/or the police are taking this seriously, and the amount stolen is non-trivial, The OPs buddy needs a lawyer experienced in this sort of issue immediately.



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