Legal Updates Fall 2018

Written By: Reid
Nov 20, 2018

The Legal Updates Fall 2018 column contains cases which address the following issues:

  • Confession was suppressed when request to stop answering questions was ignored (value of the video in supporting defendant�s claims)
  • Confession found inadmissible when investigators did not honor the defendant�s request for an attorney
  • Reference to the fact that the defendant�s girl friend would be arrested was not coercive
  • Court finds that testimony by investigator �concerning body language indicative of deception� was inadmissible
  • Value of video in contradicting defendant�s claim
  • Court rejects the claim that the �false friend technique� and misrepresenting the strength of evidence against the defendant were coercive
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