Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Miranda Rights

Defendant with intellectual disability may be incapable of voluntarily waiving Miranda rights

April
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
On Jan. 7, 2021, the Fourth District of the Illinois Appellate Court invalidated a Miranda waiver by a defendant with an intellectual disability who at one point raised his wish for a lawyer.

Statement to suspect was not interrogation for purposes of Miranda

January
2020
Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
On Oct. 18, 2019, the First District Court of Appeals declined to reverse a defendant’s conviction for being an armed habitual criminal.

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