Custodial Interrogation—Unambiguous Request for Attorney—Cease All Questioning—Miranda Rights.
The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s order suppressing defendant’s statements. Defendant’s question to his interrogator—“When can I talk to a lawyer?”—was an unambiguous request for counsel. Following that question, the interrogator should have ceased all questioning. By continuing to question defendant, the interrogator violated defendant’s Miranda rights.
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