High Court Turns Suspect Silence Into Prosecutorial Tool

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday that Fifth Amendment protections don’t apply to precustody interviews unless explicitly invoked, experts say white collar lawyers would be wise to inform clients that while they have the right to remain silent, now more than ever that silence may be used against them in a court of law.

The high court's 5-4 decision upheld the double murder conviction of Genovevo Salinas, whose refusal to answer a question during a precustody interview was later brought up by the prosecution as...
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