Custody, Waiver of Miranda Rights, and Coerced Confessions

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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 12:00pm

"Custody, Waiver of Miranda Rights, and Coerced Confessions" provides an overview of the standards and procedural requirements for suppressing confessions and statements by the defendant. Assistant Appellate Defender Barbara Blackman offers practice strategies and reviews recent developments in the law, such as the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Howes v. Fields that a person is not necessarily in custody within the meaning of Miranda when he or she is in prison. Ms. Blackman presented this session at the 2012 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference. In 2011, Blackman successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court that age is relevant when determining police custody for Miranda purposes in J.D.B. v. North Carolina.

Barbara Blackman, Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the Appellate Defender

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0.75 hours
CLE Value:
0.75 hrs
0.75 hrs

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Custody, Waiver of Miranda Rights, and Coerced Confessions
May, 2012
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Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration