The Georgia Defender, p. 3 (January 2002). There is a caselaw update at the end of the article.


Georgia criminal defense attorneys know that in a state criminal trial aconfession may be inadmissible on federal constitutional grounds if itwas coerced in violation of the 14th Amendment due process clause, elicited in contravention of the right to counsel under the 6th Amendment, seized in violation of 4th Amendment protections, or compelled in violation of the 5th Amendment self-incrimination privilege as construed in Miranda v. Arizona4 and its progeny.