4 hr. (am) Confessions and Admissions update
Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $50
Non-Members' Fee: $50
CONFESSIONS AND ADMISSIONS UPDATE
This course is an analysis of recent case law dealing with the law of confessions and admissions from suspects. It includes, among many other topics, a discussion of Miranda, as it is applied today; an explanation of the rules concerning hearsay evidence and how they can be used by the police; and a discussion of the latest rules involving the mandatory electronic recording of the statements of a suspect.
The following are some of the questions that will be asked and answered in this presentation: Can you use a confession taken from a suspect who has been illegally arrested? Is there a 5th Amendment right to counsel during a lineup or prior to taking a breathalyzer examination? When is a suspect “in custody” for purposes of Miranda? Were the statements of the suspect made voluntarily? When is a suspect not entitled to counsel? What happens when an attorney demands to see his client? How do you deal with a juvenile who is being interrogated? What happens when the police fail to promptly bring a suspect before a judge for a probable cause hearing? How long must you wait before re-interrogating a suspect after he has invoked his right to remain silent? How do you overcome a suspect’s allegation that his statements were coerced by the police?