Criminal Procedure keyed to Saltzburg
Fellers v. United States
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Petitioner Fellers was indicted for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Officers went to his home to arrest him. They knocked, identified themselves, and were allowed to enter. They informed the petitioner that they had come to arrest him, that they had a warrant, and asked questions about four other persons named in the indictment, whom the petitioner admitted to knowing. After fifteen minutes, he was taken to the county jail and Mirandized for the first time. He signed a waiver, and reiterated the exculpatory statements. Subsequently, the Court of Appeals did not recognize that the first statements made at home were the fruits of an interrogation, and the jailhouse statements were held to be valid.
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