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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

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‘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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