Legal Updates Spring 2019

Written By: Reid
Jul 01, 2019
The Legal Updates Spring 2019 column contains cases which address the following issues:

  • Court details acceptable interrogation statements
  • Vermont Supreme Court upholds confession obtained after false claim of DNA evidence
  • False evidence statements about fingerprints and witnesses were not coercive
  • Value of video recording; MA Supreme Court finds misrepresenting evidence and minimization were not coercive
  • Court decision rejects the testimony of false confession expert Dr. Richard Ofshe
  • Officer's misrepresentations of the law coupled with constant misrepresentations regarding appellant's position deemed confession involuntary
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