High Court Issues Rare Suppression Ruling in Juvenile-Justice Case

, Texas Lawyer

A juvenile who told a magistrate that he "wanted his mother to ask for an attorney" invoked his right to counsel before police interrogated him about a murder, a divided Texas Supreme Court has held. However, the court also held that the gun police found ¿ based on information they obtained when the then-16-year-old suspect made a statement to police ¿ is admissible as evidence.

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