Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Idaho Appeals Court: Don't Equivocate When Seeking Attorney

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Idaho Appeals Court: Don't Equivocate When Seeking Attorney

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BOISE, Idaho * Don't do any hemming and hawing if you're trying to invoke your right to an attorney. That's the message in an Idaho Court of Appeals ruling handed down in the case of a Missouri man convicted of robbing a northern Idaho business.

The ruling was issued Tuesday in the case of Samuel J. Davis, a Vienna, Mo., man convicted of robbing a check-cashing business in Post Falls, Idaho.

According to the ruling, Davis had traveled to Spokane, Wash., for a child custody hearing and was headed back home when he realized he didn't have enough money to complete the trip. Prosecutors said that's when he robbed the Post Falls business.

Police arrested Davis when he returned to his hometown, and Idaho investigators traveled there to interrogate him.

They advised him of his right to an attorney. …

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