State v. Sahs

Defendant was convicted of possession of child pornography after making incriminating statements to his probation agent. The statements led directly to Defendant's conviction. Defendant appealed the circuit court's denial of his motion to suppress the admissions to his probation agent, claiming they were compelled, testimonial, and incriminating in violation of his privilege against self-incrimination. The court of appeals upheld the circuit court's denial of Defendant's motion to suppress, holding that the facts in the record were insufficient to show compulsion. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that there was insufficient evidence in the record to show that Defendant's statements were compelled. View "State v. Sahs" on Justia Law