Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The rule that when a defendant has been detained for an unreasonably long time between arrest and a preliminary hearing, confessions obtained during that time are not admissible. This rule rarely comes into play because of the broader protections afforded by the Miranda
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August 19, 2010, 5:27 pm