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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
Pennsylvania v. Muniz
Citation:496 U.S. 582, 110 S.Ct. 2638, 110 L.Ed.2d 528 (1990)
Muniz (defendant) was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Police asked Muniz to perform three standard field sobriety tests, all of which Muniz performed poorly. Muniz was taken to a Booking Center, where he was asked seven booking questions. One such question was, “Do you know what the date was of your sixth birthday?” Muniz responded that he did not know. The officer then asked Muniz to perform the same sobriety tests, during which Muniz made several incriminating statements. After Muniz refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, he was advised of his Miranda rights for the first time.
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