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Criminal Practice — Constitutional – Request for Counsel – Custodial Interrogation – Statutory Rape (access required)

Once his Miranda rights were read to him during custodial police interrogation, defendant said, “I’ll talk to you but I want a lawyer with it and I don’t have the money for one.” Given the ambiguity of defendant’s statement, police detectives were entitled to clarify defendant’s wishes with follow-up questions, and defendant subsequently agreed to ...

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