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7. Confession suppressed

State v. Andrew M. Edler, 2013 WI 73, on certification of the court of appeals; majority opinion by Justice Crooks; case activity Maryland v. Shatzer, 559 U.S. 98 (2010), allows police to reinitiate interrogation of a defendant who invoked his right to counsel if the defendant has been released from custody for at least 14… Read More

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State v. Corey J. Uhlenberg, 2013 WI App 59; case activity Miranda custody Uhlenberg was in “custody” during an interview at the police department, so the circuit court should have suppressed the statements Uhlenberg made during the interrogation after he requested an attorney: ¶11      Throughout its arguments, the State emphasizes the fact that the detective repeatedly… Read More

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State v. Pierre R. Conner, 2012 WI App 105 (recommended for publication); case activity Interrogations – Miranda-Edwards Rule – Unequivocal Request for Counsel  The issues on a request-for-counsel challenge to in-custody interrogation are whether the individual  unequivocally invoked his right to counsel and, if so, whether he subsequently reinitiated questioning, Edwards v. Arizona, 451 U.S. 477, 484-85 (1981). Although the trial… Read More

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State v. Randy L. Martin, 2012 WI 96, reversing unpublished decision; case activity Miranda – “Custodial Interrogation”   Martin was arrested for disorderly conduct and handcuffed at the scene of an otherwise unrelated incident (¶6, id. n. 6). Search of his car yielded a gun. When an officer asked him, Martin denied ownership. The officer then prepared to arrest Henry… Read More

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State v. Zachary Ryan Wiegand, 2011AP939-CR, District 3, 2/7/12 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Wiegand: Brian C. Findley; case activity Despite initially waiving his Miranda rights, Wiegand later unequivocally asserted his right to silence (“I don’t want to say anything more”); nonetheless, the interrogating officer did not scrupulously honor this invocation, and… Read More

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on review of unpublished decision; for Martin: Byron C. Lichstein; case activity; prior post Miranda – “Interrogation”  Issue (composed by On Point): Whether an exchange between Martin and an officer was the functional equivalent of “interrogation” so as to require interrogation. The facts, very briefly, as taken from the court of appeals’ decision: Martin was under arrest… Read More

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State v. Brad E. Forbush, 2011 WI 25, reversing 2010 WI App  11; for Forbush: Craig A. Mastantuono, Rebecca M. Coffee; amicus: Colleen D. Ball, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate; case activity Forbush’s 6th amendment right to counsel had already attached – because a criminal complaint had been filed – and he had retained counsel before officers began interrogating him on… Read More

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State v. Dionicia M., 2010 WI App 134; for Dionicia M.: Andrew Hinkel, SPD Madison Appellate Recorded Confessions The juvenile was in custody when she was directed to the locked back seat of a patrol car so that she could be transported back to school after being reported truant; and, because it was feasible under… Read More

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