1984 Criminal Procedure - F i n a l Examination May 7, 1984...

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Unformatted text preview: F i n a l Examination May 7, 1984 CRIMINAL LAW ANTl PROCEDURE SECTION B3 Three ours 1:OO-4:00 "None of them is it, but I don't like the looks of the one on Ulis end." OPEN BOOK I n s t r u c t i o n s The f o u r problems a r e o f equal weight. Budget your time accordingly. Answer a l l t h e questions reasonably r a i s e d i n each problem even t h o u g h y o u r r e s o l u t i o n o f a p r i o r i s s u e i n t h e same problem may t e c h n i c a l p ou b e l i e v e t h a t you need more f a c t s t h a n a r e presented t o gdequatelv r e s o l v e an i s s u e , i n d i c a t e s p e c i f i c a l l y what f a c t s you b e l i e v e you need and why. ' CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE 5 83 ' . . PAGE 2 S p e c i f i c c i t a t i o n s t o cases a r e welcome b u t n o t a s a s u b s t i t u t e f o r t h i n k i n g , i.e. do n o t use c i t a t i o n s i n s t e a d of c l e a r l y s t a t i n g t h e r e l e v a n t p o i n t of law. The Idaho Court of Appeals r e c e n t l y considered t h e following f a c t s : "Moulds, a p r i s o n inmate, was interviewed a t t h e p r i s o n by p o l i c e d e t e c t i v e s concerning crimes with which he is now charged. . . . "The [ t r i a l ] c o u r t found t h a t t h e d e t e c t i v e s had informed Moulds o f h i s Miranda r i g h t s and had given him a waiver form explaining those r i g h t s . Moulds placed h i s i n i t i a l s n e x t t o each statement o f r i g h t s on t h e form; b u t he h e s i t a t e d when asked t o i n i t i a l a statement t h a t he was w i l l i n g t o t a l k t o t h e p o l i c e . He asked f o r more information concerning t h e crimes being i n v e s t i g a t e d . A d e t e c t i v e s a i d he knew where Moulds had l i v e d , when he was n o t i n prison, and t h a t Moulds had been involved i n a p a r t i c u l a r robbery. However, t h e d e t e c t i v e refused t o give Moulds more information. Moulds i n d i c a t e d t h a t he would t a l k t o t h e d e t e c t i v e s . He i n i t i a l e d t h e r e s t o f t h e form, i n c l u d i n g a statement t h a t he waived h i s r i g h t s , and he signed t h e form a t t h e bottom. . . . "Moulds then repeated h i s r e q u e s t f o r more information about t h e crimes under i n v e s t i g a t i o n . While a d e t e c t i v e was giving Moulds t h i s information, Moulds i n t e r r u p t e d him and s a i d , 'Maybe I need an a t t o r n e y , ' o r ' I t h i n k I need an a t t o r n e y . ' One of t h e d e t e c t i v e s responded t h a t Moulds d i d have t h e r i g h t t o an a t t o r n e y , b u t t h a t t h e decision was h i s t o make. The d e t e c t i v e t h e n proceeded, i n t h e d i s t r i c t c o u r t ' s words, ' t o t e l l [Moulds] about t h e i r c a s e and how he could make a w r i t t e n statement without mentioning t h e name of an accomplice.' After l i s t e n i n g t o t h e s e a d d i t i o n a l remarks by t h e d e t e c t i v e , Moulds made statements tending t o...
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