Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Caruto, 532 F.3d 822 (9th Cir. 2008)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateCA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2006
BodyAppeals court
OpinionProsecutor improperly impugned the defendant for remaining silent after receiving her Miranda rights. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a new trial: The argument "invited the jury to draw meaning from silence" and "penalized her for invoking her Fifth Amendment right to remain silent."
Determination Year2008
Misconduct TypeTR: Impugning
TR: Inadmissible
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://bradheath.org/ire/justice-in-the-balance-supplement.pdf