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A criminal defendant’s testimony at a suppression hearing may not be used against him at trial

Feb 25, 2010 A criminal defendant’s testimony at a suppression hearing may not be used against him at trial

"[W]hen a defendant testifies in support of a motion to suppress evidence on Fourth Amendment grounds, his testimony may not thereafter be admitted against him at trial on the issue of guilt unless he makes no objection."  Simmons v. United States, 390 U.S. 377  (1968).

Consequently, it is critical to fully prepare a defendant’s potential testimony for a suppression hearing.

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