Q: Can a statement be thrown out?
Although a defendant's statement may be challenged by the filing of a motion to suppress statements, there is no guarantee that the court will, in fact, suppress the statement.
There are a number of legal grounds that may be detailed in such a motion to determine whether or not Miranda rights were given and freely waived and whether or not the statement was voluntarily given.
Please contact an experienced defense attorney to determine whether or not there is a viable motion to suppress and whether the strategy of your case would make pursuing such a motion a good idea.
This posting is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor establish an attorney-client relationship between the parties.
Lori G. Levin
Attorney at Law
180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
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