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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
United States v. Patane
Citation:542 U.S. 630 (2004)
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Patane (Respondent) made incriminating statements to officers without letting them fully read him the Miranda warnings. Patane asserted that he knew his rights, and neither officer attempted to complete reading the warnings. Patane then made statements implying that he owned a weapon. An officer then seized a pistol from his residence, and he was charged with the unlawful possession of a firearm. He moved to suppress the firearm at trial.
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