Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 8 months ago

What happens if a suspect invokes the right to remain silent but then responds to questions but totally randomly?

For example if they ask "do you recall where you were last night" and the suspect responds "large pepperoni pizza" and then "did you eat pizza last night?" and the response is "my mother's name is gimpy" (jerky boys reference).

5 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    Nothing, as those answers aren't helpful, so nothing happens.

  • 8 months ago

    Anything you say can and will be used against you.

    To the extent you speak, you are waiving the right to remain silent.

     Note: You invoke your right to remain silent NOT by saying you are invoking it, but by NOT TALKING.

  • Yeti
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Depends on more contextual details, which you didn't share here.

    If at an initial encounter with the police, they'd stop questioning and likely take the person in for a mental health examination, likely with a 72 hour hold.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Questioning stops when you invoke you right not to answer.

    Your suggestion would get you a 72-hour mental health evaluation.

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  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Once the Fifth is invoked, the police stop asking questions, television lies. When the T.V. cops start leaning on the suspect, saying, "We're not asking you anything, we're telling you like it is" is called coercion or intimidation , both violations.

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