Case Study 3: Confessions and Admissions after a Request for a Lawyer

Case Study 3: Confessions and Admissions after a Request for a Lawyer

Case Study 3: Confessions and Admissions after a Request for a Lawyer

A suspect is apprehended in a large-chain grocery store by the security guard. The suspect is placed in handcuffs and taken to the manager’s office. The police are called and advised of the situation. Officer Jones arrives at the store approximately 12 minutes later. Officer Jones takes a statement from the security guard and views the in-store camera film of the shop lifting incident. Officer Jones places the suspect under arrest, reads the suspect the Miranda warnings, and asks the suspect if he would like to make a statement. The suspect replies, “No, I would like a lawyer”. The suspect is then transported to the local jail and booked. Five (5) hours later, the suspect is interviewed by a detective who again reads him the Miranda warning. The detective then asks the suspect if he would like to talk. The suspect says, “Yes”. He eventually confesses to the crime.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify and discuss the constitutional amendments that would relate to this situation.
  2. Discuss how the Edwards Rule is related to this situation.
  3. In your opinion, determine if the suspect’s confession to the detective is admissible.
  4. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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Confessions and Admission after Request for a Lawyer

Theft is an arrestable offense for which a suspect would be punished with several months’ imprisonment or fine according to Levy and Leonard. The security guard apprehends a suspect in a large chain grocery store. The maximum theft penalty is five years although the suspect would have attracted a harsh penalty in case he was involved in physically harming or having a weapon. Although the store shoplift was just involved in stealing who was caught and taken to manager’s office handcuffed.

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