No Suppression for Treaty Violation By Police – Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon

In today’s decision, Sanchez-LIamas v. Oregon, the United States Supreme Court ruled that suppression of an incriminating statement from a foreign national defendant in custody is not required when the police fail to inform the defendant of his rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

Today’s holding is entirely consistent with previous New Jersey law on this topic: See generally:

State v. Homdziuk, 369 N.J. Super. 279 (App. Div. 2004)
State v. King, 372 N.J. Super. 227 (App. Div. 2004)>br> State v. Jang, 359 N.J. Super. 85 (App. Div. 2003)

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