Oregon v. Hass

LOCATION:Chicago, Illinois

DOCKET NO.: 73-1452
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: Oregon Supreme Court

CITATION: 420 US 714 (1975)
ARGUED: Jan 21, 1975
DECIDED: Mar 19, 1975

Sam A. McKeen
Thomas H. Denney –

Facts of the case

Hass was incriminated of the first-degree burglary of two bikes. He was arrested by the police; then he was acknowledged of his rights due to Miranda warning. Hass sat in a police car, where the officer began the investigation, in which he said that that he stole two bicycles, but then he returned one and left the second one in shrubs. After he asked to call his attorney. The district court evaluated his statements as justifiable, and the jury considered his guilt. The judgment imposed two-year probation and a fine.