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Criminal – Request For Counsel – Mere Inquiry (access required)

A defendant’s query whether he could “have my lawyer present – for now?” was not an unequivocal request for counsel, and the Court of Appeals says the trial court erred in suppressing defendant’s confession after burglary and firearm charges. A suspect asking if he could have an attorney, should have an attorney, might have an attorney, ...