Job Interview Tip: Don’t Confess to Murder

All around the blawgisphere, lawyers keep reminding people that it is a really bad idea to talk to the police. The context for this advice is usually where a person is being arrested or is the subject of a criminal investigation. But, if the person is applying for a job with the U.S. Secret Service, I strongly suggest that the person, during the interview process, not talk about his acts of murder. Of course, a person should never lie to the feds (he’ll go to prison for that), but I suggest it is better to invoke the Fifth Amendment and lose a job than to confess to murder and go to prison. Click here to read the news story that prompted this post.

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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