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Factors to consider in determining custody

Jan 11, 2021

Attorney James Manak prepared an article for John E. Reid and Associates in which he discusses several court decisions which addressed the issue of what are the proper factors to consider in...

Reid Litigation With Netflix Ends

Jan 11, 2021

The following statement is from John E. Reid & Associates (‘Reid’):

Reid sued Netflix for defamation regarding a reference to the Reid Technique of interrogation in the program, When They...

Legal Updates Winter 2020

Apr 10, 2020

The Legal Updates Winter 2020 column contains cases which address the following issues:
Incriminating statements were made in violation of Miranda Confession voluntariness: ambiguous request to terminate the questioning and over stating...

Legal Updates Fall 2019

Dec 16, 2019

The Legal Updates Fall 2019 column contains cases which address the following issues:The investigator�s discussion of religion during defendant's interrogation did not rise to the level of a beneficial promiseCourt reject�s defendant�s...

Legal Updates Summer 2019

Sep 27, 2019

The Legal Updates Summer 2019 column contains cases which address the following issues:Investigator�s promises rendered the defendant�s confession involuntary (Case 1)Investigator�s promises rendered the defendant�s confession involuntary (Case 2)Defendant does not have...

Legal Updates Spring 2019

Jul 01, 2019

The Legal Updates Spring 2019 column contains cases which address the following issues:
Court details acceptable interrogation statementsVermont Supreme Court upholds confession obtained after false claim of DNA evidenceFalse evidence statements about...

Legal Updates Winter 2019

Jun 01, 2019

The Legal Updates Winter 2019 column contains cases which address the following issues:Court upholds minimization techniques and suggesting justifications for the crimeCourt rejects defendant�s claim that his confession should have been suppressed...

Court upholds investigators using minimization techniques and suggesting justifications for the crime

Feb 06, 2019

In Gomez v. California (January 2019) the US District Court, E.D. California, upheld the lower court�s decision to admit the incriminating statements made by the defendant who was convicted of twelve...

Indiana Supreme Court finds that assistant principal questioning a student about criminal mischief was not acting as an agent of the police

Nov 27, 2018

In D.Z. v. State (June 2018) the Supreme Court of Indiana found that in a criminal mischief and harassment case when the assistant high school principal questioned the juvenile suspect (student)...

Legal Updates Fall 2018

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...