CONFESSION SUPPRESSED BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO MIRANDIZE

Confession Supnewsed Because of Failure To Mirandize

In People v Coleman, the Illinois Appellate Court considers the definition of police custody in order for police to be required to provide Miranda Warnings. The court ruled that the determination of custody depends on the objective circumstances of the interrogation and not of the subjective views of the officers or person being questioned. The failure to provide Miranda Warnings cannot be excused based on the mere fact that the Defendant did not believe that he was in police custody. The court rules that in this case, Defendant was handcuffed and questioned about independent crimes, which objectively would lead a reasonable person to believe that they were not free to leave. Analyzing the circumstances of this interrogation the Court ruled that the Defendant was in custody and entitled to Miranda Warnings.  People v. Coleman, 2015 IL App. (4th) 140730

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