Oregon v. Mathiason
429 U.S. 492 (1977)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Oregon v. Mathiason, 429 U.S. 492 (1977)

Oregon v. Mathiason

No. 76-201

Decided January 25, 1977

429 U.S. 492

Syllabus

Where respondent, in response to a police officer's request voluntarily came to a police station for questioning about a burglary and was immediately informed that he was not under arrest, and, at the close of a half-hour interview, left the station without hindrance, respondent was not in custody "or otherwise deprived of his freedom of action in any significant way," Miranda v. Arizona,384 U. S. 436, 384 U. S. 444, so as to require that his confession to the burglary obtained during such interview be suppressed at his state criminal trial because he was not given Miranda warnings prior to being questioned.

Certiorari granted; 275 Ore. 1, 549 P.2d 673, reversed and remanded.

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