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7. Confession suppressed

State v. Randy L. Martin, 2012 WI 96, reversing unpublished decision; case activity Miranda – “Custodial Interrogation”   Martin was arrested for disorderly conduct and handcuffed at the scene of an otherwise unrelated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State v. Zachary Ryan Wiegand, 2011AP939-CR, District 3, 2/7/12 court of appeals decision (not recommended for publication); for Wiegand: Brian C. Findley; case activity Despite initially waiving his Miranda rights, Wiegand later unequivocally asserted his right to silence (“I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on review of unpublished decision; for Martin: Byron C. Lichstein; case activity; prior post Miranda – “Interrogation”  Issue (composed by On Point): Whether an exchange between Martin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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court of appeals decision (1-judge; not for publication); BiC; Resp. Br.; Reply Br. Miranda – Traffic Stop – Marijuana Odor and Probable Cause Suppression of passenger’s statement due to custodial interrogation without Miranda warnings leaves police without probable cause to arrest driver: ¶7        First, we will address the State’s argument that Kohel’s statement “[w]e just… Read More

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Pre-Miranda Silence

State v. Thomas S. Mayo, 2007 WI 78, affirming unpublished opinion For Mayo: Keith A. Findley, UW Law School Issue/Holding: ¶46      We agree with Mayo’s position, and the State’s concession at oral argument, that the prosecutor’s remarks on Mayo’s pre-Miranda silence, and the testimony she elicited in that regard, during the State’s opening statement and case-in-chief, violated Mayo’s… Read More

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State v. Matthew J. Knapp (I), 2003 WI 121, on certification; vacated and remanded for further consideration in light of United States v. Patane, 542 U. S. ____ (2004), Wisconsin v. Knapp, No. 03-590; Knapp I reaffirmed on remand, State v. Matthew J. Knapp (II), 2005 WI 127 For Knapp: Robert G. LeBell Issue: Whether physical evidence derived from a statement taken in violation of Miranda is… Read More

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