David Edelstein is an AV® Peer Review Rated criminal defense attorney
representing clients in state and federal criminal matters across the State of Florida.

If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, you need someone on your side. 100% Criminal Defense 24/7

Have Chicago Police Used Polygraphs to Prompt False Confessions?

March 12th, 2013

A Chicago Tribune investigation found that Chicago police have long ignored voluntary standards for conducting polygraph exams, even as those methods and the examiners themselves have factored into cases costing the city millions of dollars in damages. At least five defendants – four of whom were charged with murder – have been cleared since 2002. [...]

Confessing to a Crime you Didn’t Commit

September 17th, 2010

It’s a dirty little secret of the criminal justice system: People sometimes confess to crimes they didn’t commit. While it may seem counterintuitive, the complexities of human psychology–coupled with  police interrogation tactics– sometimes result in false confessions.  According to a recent study by Brandon Garrett, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, more than [...]