West Headnote of the Day – April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XVII Evidence
West's Key 110XVII(T) Confessions
West's Key 110k518 Caution
West's Key 110k518(1) k. In General.

110 Criminal Law Considered in the context made, defendant’s statements to the interrogating IRS agents “What advice can you give me?”, “Whom can I call?”, and “Help me. I just don’t know what to do.” were exclamations by a distraught man on the verge of confessing rather than requests for information about constitutional rights.
United States v. Lehman, 468 F.2d 93 (7th Cir. 1972)

Suggested by Nancy Postula; United States District Court: Urbana, IL