Escobedo v. Illinois (1964)

Escobedo v. Illinois (1964)
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  • No you may not do that!
  • I wish to speak with my lawyer.
  • I did it. I'm guilty.
  • Was Escobedo denied the right to counsel as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment?
  • Danny Escobedo was arrested and taken in for questioning.  The Chicago police refused his repeated requests to see his lawyer.
  • My client was not warned of his right to remain silent and had been repeatedly denied an opportunity to consult with his lawyer.
  • He was never able to see his lawyer, and he subsequently confessed to murder.
  • Mr. Escobedo's confession is valid, and he is guilty.
  • Escobedo appealed the affirmation of his conviction to the Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • The petitioner’s argument was that Danny Escobedo had been denied the right to a lawyer and his sixth amendment rights had been violated 
  • The respondent, the state of Illinois, claimed that Escobedo's confession was valid even though it was obtained after he had requested and was denied the assistance of counsel
  • A 5-4 decision ruled that his rights were violated and any statement elicited under such circumstances couldn't be used against him.
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