Written by attorney Mason Kerns

When is a Defendant's Statement or Confession Involuntary?

This guide lists factors courts in the United States--state and federal--use to determine whether a confession or other statement that the government intends to use against a criminal defendant at trial was obtained voluntarily. Statements not obtained voluntarily generally cannot be used at trial.

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People v. Wells, 605 N.W.2d 374 (Mich Ct. App. 1999).

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