Commonwealth v. Johnson

Suppressing the defendant’s statements to a magistrate judge was not in error. The Commonwealth didn’t prove that the magistrate questioned the defendant as a judicial officer, rather than as a law enforcement officer whose inquiries were reasonably likely to elicit self-incrimination. Therefore, the trial court couldn’t determine whether the defendant’s Miranda rights had been violated.

Commonwealth v. Johnson, No. 0551-18-1, Sept. 17, 2018. CAV (Malveaux) from Newport News (Mills).

Categories: Court of Appeals of Virginia, Unpublished


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