Tag: Invocation

United States v. Abdallah 4thCIR 18DEC2018

United States v. Abdallah 4thCIR 18DEC2018

An investigation into the sale of “spice” led to multiple search warrants which led to the collection of evidence which eventually led to a grand jury indictment and the arrest of the defendant, Nadar Abdallah.  Abdallah was then interrogated by federal special agents and a local police detective.  The officers chose not to record the …

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US v Sweeney – 1st Circuit (11APR2018)

US v Sweeney – 1st Circuit (11APR2018)

This is a case about what constitutes an interrogation for Miranda purposes and what it takes in order to successfully invoke the right to counsel during a suspect interrogation. When the defendant was arrested in his home he asked the agents what the charges were against him. When an FBI agent told him that he …

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