Confessions and Admissions Update

Confessions and Admissions Update

02-27-19 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614
5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:
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Confessions and Admissions Update

Instructor: Don Hays

February 27, 2019
8am – 12pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: February 20, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective

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.

Course Content

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?
Instructor Biography

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.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following:Law Update, Civil Rights, Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority.