State v. Gonzalez, 249 N.J. 612 (2022)


Joseph A. Hayden, Jr. appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of amicus curiae ACDL-NJ in a child abuse case, arguing that the defendant sufficiently invoked her right to consult an attorney when she asked a detective “What am I going to do about an attorney?” and the detective told her that it was her decision but that she would “have a better option telling the truth.”

The Court held that the defendant’s Miranda rights were violated when the detectives continued to question her after she invoked her right to counsel. Justice Albin’s concurrence will allow for future arguments about Miranda’s inadequacies in pending Miranda cases. CJ Griffin worked on the brief.

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