A Cleveland man was arrested in Erie for an alleged sex offense. He faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison.
The police read "Miranda" warnings to him, and he initially agreed to waive his right to a lawyer. After some questioning by the police, he changed his mind and told the police that he would like to speak with a lawyer. Nevertheless, he continued to answer questions. As a result, he made statements that tended to prove that he was guilty.
A suppression motion was filed by Erie criminal defense lawyer Tim George. After an evidentiary hearing, the Court ruled that most of what the man told the police could not be used against him at trial.
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