I'm in a custody, under arrest, no contact with the outside world.

I do not know if in that jurisdiction authorities are allowed to lie.

Some real-world knowledge suggest lying by authorities is common: https://www.innocenceproject.org/prevalence-police-lying/

Is there a question (or series of questions) that would allow me to establish whether they are allowed to lie to me?

  • $\begingroup$ Without any clear rules about lying (or telling the truth), it is impossible to answer this question as it stands. Does lying need to be consistent, for example? $\endgroup$
    – Lee Leon
    May 6, 2019 at 10:51
  • $\begingroup$ I've seen a movie recently and I wanted to learn how to behave... Preferably I will stay away from legal trouble and even if, then: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_warning $\endgroup$ May 6, 2019 at 12:01
  • $\begingroup$ Has a correct answer been given? If so, please don't forget to $\color{green}{\checkmark \small\text{Accept}}$ it :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    May 8, 2019 at 20:17
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know what is the correct answer, I don't know if there is a correct answer. Maybe there is a phrase: "what would be the correct answer if you were allowed to lie assuming you are not lying now"? MAYBE... Hard to tell. $\endgroup$ May 8, 2019 at 20:44

1 Answer 1


There is

no such question or series of questions


it's possible that in some jurisdiction the police are allowed to lie about their ability to lie


in such a jurisdiction they can answer everything truthfully except that they say they aren't allowed to lie when in fact they are -- and, by assumption, you don't know whether that's true or not.


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