I know police can lie to suspects to get confessions, but this blew my mind. The part I do not understand is why this got to the appeals court at all, the trial judge should have known better. Not only does this make no sense legally, it makes even less sense when you consider that the guy actually had an attorney. Last time I checked, that means the cops have to stop asking him questions unless he voluntarily waives the right to an attorney. Tricking a suspect into thinking you are his attorney is not a voluntary decision to not talk to an attorney. Tennessee Cops Posed as a Defense Attorney to Get Suspect To Incriminate Himself | The Agitator The appeals court got this one right.