Criminal Procedure keyed to Weinreb
Moran v. Burbine
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The respondent was apprehended by police for murder. While in custody, but before any arraignment proceedings, the respondent waived his right to counsel and confessed to the crimes. Unbeknownst to the respondent, his sister found an attorney to represent him. The attorney contacted the police and informed them of his representation, and the police responded that they were not questioning him at that time. Therefore, the police did not inform the respondent that he had counsel, and they misinformed his counsel concerning the timing of their interrogation.
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