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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

— Harper Lee  To Kill a Mockingbird

 

Challenge to Queens DA’s Pre-Arraignment Interrogation Practice

NYSACDL joins the American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State Defenders Association and others as amici challenging the Queens District Attorney’s Office practice of conducting pre-arraignment interviews of arrestees.  These consolidated cases,People v. Eugene Polhill, Collin Lloyd-Douglas, and Jermaine Dunbar are before the New York Appellate Division, Second Department seeking not only suppression of statements obtained as a result of these pre-arraignment interrogations but more broadly, a ruling curtailing the program as unconstitutional and as unethical in violation of the Disciplinary Rules.

 

Learn more about NYSACDL’s amicus work