Tag Archives: Miranda rights

Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Bombing Suspect’s Note May Bolster Pre-Miranda Statements

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly left a note implicating his involvement in the attack, according to CBS News. The discovery of the note could prove critical to the case against Tsarnaev, as questions remain about whether a court will ever see statements he wrote from his hospital bed before he was read his Miranda rights. The note was scrawled on the interior wall of the boat Tsarnaev was hiding in when he was captured, and it said the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Video by Lisa Reilly  
Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn’t Commit [Video]

  Lawyers.com reporter Lisa Reilly looks at a high profile miscarriage of justice, through a screening of Ken Burns’ documentary, “The Central Park Five.” A conference at Suffolk University Law School addressed forced confessions, showcased by the film. Today marks the 24th anniversary of when a young, white woman, later known as the Central Park Jogger, was violently raped and beaten unconscious, while going for a run in New York City. The city was on edge, with the news media …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Janet Raasch  
What You Should Know and Do If Arrested

Being arrested or detained by the police is a frightening experience. Here are a few things you should know. An arrest occurs when a law enforcement officer takes you into custody and you are not free to go. If you are suspected of being involved in a crime, you can also be legally detained for a short period of time for questioning without being arrested. To arrest you, the officer needs probable cause and an arrest warrant. The most notable …

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