“It is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time”

July 1, 2013

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XVII Evidence
  • 110XVII(M) Statements, Confessions, and Admissions by or on Behalf of Accused
  • 110XVII(M)16 Invocation of Rights
  • 110k411.82 Effect of Invocation
  • 110k411.85 k. Counsel.

110 Criminal LawIn keeping with maxim that it is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time, police detective could not be excused from procuring attorney for defendant upon defendant’s request simply because he became involved in the arrest and transportation of codefendant and with paper work involved in forthcoming judicial proceedings.
People v. Aponte, 418 N.Y.S.2d 651 (N.Y. App. Div. 1979)
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