CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER
Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
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Confessions and Admissions Update
Instructor: Don Hays
February 27, 2019
8am – 12pm
This course is an analysis of recent case law dealing with the law of confessions and admissions from suspects. It includes, among many other topics, a discussion of Miranda, as it is applied today; an explanation of the rules concerning hearsay evidence and how they can be used by the police; and a discussion of the latest rules involving the mandatory electronic recording of the statements of a suspect.
The following are some questions that will be asked and answered in this presentation:
- Can you use a confession taken from a suspect who has been illegally arrested?
- Is there a 5th Amendment right to counsel during a lineup or prior to taking a breathalyzer examination?
- When is a suspect “in custody” for purposes of Miranda?
- Were the statements of the suspect mad voluntarily?
- When is a suspect not entitled to counsel?
- What happens when an attorney demands to see his client?
- How do you deal with a juvenile who is being interrogated?
- What happens when the police fail to promptly bring a suspect before a judge for a probably cause of hearing?
- How long must you wait before re-interrogating a suspect after he has invoked his right to remain silent?
- How do you overcome a suspect’s allegations that his statements were coerced by the police?
Donald L. Hays has 28 years’ experience as a Lawyer and Trainer with the State of Illinois. Don has taught and continues to teach at most of the MTU’s in the State. In 2008, Don retired from the State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutors Office. Don held the title of Senior Staff Counsel. In his retirement he is devoting most of his time to this site and continues to teach Police Officers and State’s Attorneys throughout the State.