Miranda Warning

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Judge Tosses Suspect’s Statement Because Phila. Police Failed to ‘Mirandize’ Suspect

Prosecution argued unsuccessfully that the statement should be allowed because Regusters had been given Miranda warnings twice previously.

09/03/2014

U.S. Supreme Court building (credit: Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

US Supreme Court Decides Silence Isn’t Enough To Avoid Self-Incrimination

The newest Supreme Court ruling on what has become known as the “Miranda” warning makes a big shift, according to James Funt, chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s criminal justice section. In his words, “Anything you don’t say could be used against you in court.”

07/02/2013

(The New Jersey Supreme Court building.  File photo)

‘Mommy!’ Isn’t A Demand For Lawyer, New Jersey Supreme Court Rules

New Jersey’s highest court, in a 3-2 split, has ruled that a defendant who asks to speak to his mother is not necessarily invoking his right to remain silent.

01/12/2012

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