Myth: If you made a statement to investigators or your chain of command, you’ll lose your case.

Truth: Even if you have made a statement it might not be too late to save your case. If you made a statement, you need to work with an attorney who understands the psychology of an interrogation and who knows how investigators work. You need an attorney who can cross-examine an investigator so that your statement isn’t misused at your trial. And you need an attorney who knows how to try to keep that statement from coming into the trial in the first place. Just because someone in the government calls your statement a “confession,” that doesn’t mean it is one under the law. Consult an experienced military attorney before giving up.