FAQ about a recorded statement -- police investigation, recant a statement

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Old Mar 29th, 2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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Question FAQ about a recorded statement -- police investigation, recant a statement

I'm in the middle of a police investigation and I want to recant my statement. Is there any way that I can do that so they can't use it in court at all? Or will they still be able to even if I recant? The statement was recorded. If so do i have to testify to it for it to be good?

Please don't give me a lecture on lying or telling the truth, I really don't need that right now.

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They can use it no matter what.

But the more you contradict the statement the weaker it is for the prosecution.
Normally they will be reluctant to proceed with a witness that is not reliable.
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #3
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You do have the right to recant prior to the hearing but this likely will not stop the court procedures from occurring as the state can still pick up the charges and go forward.
If this is what you would like to do you will need to call the police department where the statement was recorded and ask to start recant procedures. You can also call the prosecuting attorney or DA and ask for a recant. It is better advised that you may consult with a Criminal Attorney who can give a proper guidance in this regard.
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