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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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“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ’I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt 

 

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