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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Oregon v. Mathiason
Citation:429 U.S. 492 (1977)
Mathiason (Petitioner) was charged with burglary after he made incriminating statements to police officers, who had failed to give him the Miranda warnings before beginning to question him. The police officers were investigating a burglary and left Mathiason a note at his residence asking him to call the police department. Mathiason called and scheduled an appointment. When he arrived at the police station, the officer told him that he was not under arrest, and did not give him the Miranda warnings. Mathiason sat for a few minutes and then admitted to stealing the property.
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