ROBERSON V. COMMONWEALTH
CRIMINAL – Miranda Violation
SC affirmed TC’s order denying Defendant’s motion to suppress statement given to police alleging Miranda violation. Defendant unequivocally invoked his right to have counsel present at his interrogation and to remain silent until a lawyer was provided to him. Testimony revealed, however, that his mother convinced him to speak to the police without the assistance of an attorney. Furthermore, the record shows that the police in no way coerced Ms. Taylor to speak with Defendant and likewise made no promises to her in allowing her to speak with him.