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NCJ Number: 119510 Find in a Library
Title: Miranda Warnings: Is Specific Wording Required? (From Crime to Court: Police Officer's Handbook, P 1-4, 1989, Joseph C Coleman)
Author(s): J C Coleman
Corporate Author: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Division of the Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Columbia, SC 29210
South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council
Columbia, SC 29201
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article summarizes the facts of Duckworth v. Eagan, a 1988 case in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that the words "if and when you go to court" comply with the warning requirements of Miranda v. Arizona.
Abstract: Some States have authorized telling a criminal suspect who is in police custody and about to be interrogated that the suspect is entitled to a free lawyer "if and when you go to court." Some State and Federal courts found this language misleading, pointing out that a suspect could conclude that he or she is not entitled to a lawyer until going to court. Still other courts have held that the "if and when" language satisfies Miranda. In Duckworth v. Eagan, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the "if and when" language does satisfy Miranda.
Main Term(s): Miranda rights
Index Term(s): Police arrest training; Right to counsel; Rights of the accused
Note: Article based on Crime to Court, a monthly continuing education television program for law enforcement officers produced by S.C. ETV and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
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