Montejo v. Louisiana U.S. SCT 07-1529 (May 26, 2009)

Topic: Right to Counsel – Miranda Rights – Custodial Interrogation

Summary: In order for the right to counsel to be invoked, the defendant must proactively request a lawyer. The mere appointment of an attorney will not be sufficient unless the defendant asked for a lawyer.

http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/07-1529.pdf