Jul 16

Walker Hearing


An evidentiary hearing to determine the voluntariness of the defendant's statement; common allegations are the defendant was coerced, drunk, intimidated, retarded, etc.

A Walker hearing takes place before a trial and allows the judge to determine whether a statement was voluntarily made - and thus can be used as evidence in the trial - or not. The jury can only hear your statement if a Walker hearing determines you made it voluntarily and knowingly.

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  • A declaration of a statement's truth, which renders one willfully asserting an untrue statement punishable for perjury.
  • (1) Civil Cases - A statutory time limit on the right to seek relief in court for damages, providing that any claim for relief shall be barred unless begun within a specific period of time following the alleged wrong. (2) Criminal Cases - The mandatory time limit set by statute to commence prosecution.
  • The act or an instance of transferring one's rights, duties, or powers to another; the passing of such rights, duties, or powers by transfer or succession.

250 E. Huron Ave 
Bad Axe, MI  48413

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