4 hr. (am) Confessions and Admissions update

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Ogle County Sheriff's Office
202 S 1st St.
Oregon, IL
Instructor: Don Hays, Illinois Prosecutor Service, LLC

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $50
Non-Members' Fee: $50


   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?