Wayne County (2006).
Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Class C Felony.
Client initially denied all accusations. After intimidating police interrogation, client gave false confession to crime. Counsel filed motion for state funds to hire two experts: an expert on police interrogation and false confession to testify as to the coercive nature of the interrogation, and a psychologist to evaluate the defendant to determine the defendant’s susceptibility to coercive influences. Experts concluded that confession appeared to be false and that Defendant was susceptible to coercive police influences. Result: Alford plea to reduced charge of serious misdemeanor possession, with 30-day jail sentence.