Massiah v. United States

PETITIONER:Winston Massiah
RESPONDENT:United States
LOCATION:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

DECIDED BY: Warren Court (1962-1965)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

CITATION: 377 US 201 (1964)
ARGUED: Mar 03, 1964
DECIDED: May 18, 1964
GRANTED: Jun 10, 1963

Archibald Cox – for the respondent
Robert J. Carluccio – for the petitioner

Facts of the case

The defendant Winston Massiah was accused in distribution of narcotics, he used his right to the attorney, didn`t considered his guilt. The court released him on bail, during he was discharged, once time he had meeting with one codefendant without participation of advocate. This person was agent for government with purpose to inform about the committed crime. He also gave his permission to police to insert a radio transmitter under the seat in his car. Massiah had no knowledges or assumptions about it.