Escobedo Rule

Definition of Escobedo Rule

Where police investigation begins to focus on a particular suspect, the suspect is in custody, the suspect requests and is denied counsel, and file police have not warned him of his right to remain silent, the accused has been denied assistance of counsel and no statement elicited during such interrogation may be used in a criminal trial. Escobedo v. State of Illinois, 378 U.S. 478, 490, 491, 84 S.Ct. 1758, 12 L.Ed.2d 977. See also Miranda Rule.

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