Confessions and Admissions Update

Confessions and Admissions Update

01-01-70 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria 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:
Heather Grove:

Confessions and Admissions Update

Instructor: Don Hays

April 9, 2019
8am – 12pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: April 2, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective

The primary intent and foremost objective for the creation of this Law Enforcement Continuing Education training course is to provide a tool to assist Illinois law enforcement officers in responding to self-help repossession complaints.  Repossession Companies and repossession agents and all repossession activity is regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

The United States Supreme Court and numerous Appellate Courts have addressed the issue of law enforcement involvement in non-judicial (self-help) repossessions.  This issue is also addressed in the Federal Civil Rights Act.  This training course is meant to train Illinois law enforcement officers in responding to self-help repossession complaints in accordance with the Collateral Recovery Act and to ensure that the law enforcement officer does not provide assistance or even the suggestion of assistance to the licensed repossession agency employee who is in the process of a repossession.

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
  • Name and Info
  • Course Certification Information
Instructor Biography

Don Hays – Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University. Twenty-five years’ experience in training State’s Attorneys and Law Enforcement Officers in various areas of the law. Instructor at the Lincoln Land Police Training Institute for five years. Subjects: Arrest, Search and Seizure; Criminal Justice Legislation; Evidence Law; the Controlled Substances and Cannabis Control Acts. Instructor for numerous police training organizations training Law Enforcement Officers on numerous topics related to law enforcement.  Produced and presented numerous training presentations for State’s Attorneys. An approved presenter of numerous M-CLE General Law and Ethics presentations for the Office of the Appellate Prosecutor.

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, Lead Homicide Investigator and Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority