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Criminal Practice  – Constitutional – Self-Incrimination – Right to Counsel – Affidavit of Indigency – Defendant’s Age – Statutory Rape (access required)

At defendant’s trial for statutory rape and abduction of a child, his constitutional rights were violated when the state introduced into evidence the affidavit of indigency that defendant had completed to show he was entitled to appointed counsel. The affidavit included defendant’s birthdate; by using the affidavit against him, the state violated defendant’s right against ...

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