The state argued that routine questions are not considered "interrogations" and are, therefore, not in violation of Miranda rights. The court determined, however, that questions directly relevant to charges against a prisoner that invite an incriminating response are not routine. In light of the drug possession charge pending against Denney, her statements regarding recent drug use should have been judged inadmissible. Consequently, the district court ruling to allow the statements was reversed on appeal.
See: Denney v. Washington, WA. App. Ct., Div. II, # 37529-0-II.
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Denney v. Washington
|Cite||WA. App. Ct., Div. II, # 37529-0-II|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|