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Seminar Number

9295

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Fee:

$70

LITIGATING MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS A JUVENILE CLIENT'S STATEMENTS

RECORDED AUGUST 2, 2016

Archived Webcast

CLE Hours:
1.5 CLE Hou
rs including 1 Trial Practice Hour

Featuring Randee J. Waldman, Director, Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta

Law enforcement officers often elicit incriminating statements from our clients, and these “confessions” play a strong role in the outcome of the case. With every statement provided by our client, we must consider two questions: (1) was the statement voluntary, and (2) was any waiver of Miranda knowing, intelligent and voluntary.  When representing a juvenile, age plays a key factor in each of these considerations.  This program will cover the strategic reasons for seeking to suppress the client’s statement; the state and federal Constitutional, statutory and common law grounds for suppressing or excluding statements; the impact of adolescent development on voluntariness of statements and capacity of the client to knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily waive Miranda rights; the prevalence of false confessions amongst juvenile clients, and the principles of law associated with interrogation in schools.