Alleged Terrorist Suspect Seeks to Suppress Statements Made to US Officials

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Terrorism is a fact of life for our society. We hear about it almost every night on the evening news and have concerns about it when travelling. No one wants to deal with the fear of terrorism. That having been said – the government is often hyper-vigilant with the investigation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. They are sometimes wrong.  Sometimes people are investigated under the guise of “terrorism” when the government is really investigating something unrelated like drugs, weapons or suspected gang activity.

The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have many years of experience dealing with criminal cases filed in the federal courts – where a terrorism charge would be brought. Detroit, being an international border city, is a high risk target for terrorists and therefore on a high watch list for the government. Our attorneys are experts in federal criminal law and able to protect a person charged with a crime from abuses, and being abused, by the federal government.

There is a case pending in the United States District Court in Manhattan involving Abu Anas al-Libi, a person suspected in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The suspect is asking that statements he made to US officials be suppressed because they were made as a result of torture. He alleges that he was subjected to unlawful, threatening and abusive interrogation tactics.  US attorneys respond by saying al-Libi waived his Miranda rights voluntarily and has not alleged and concrete facts to support a constitutional violation, he just assumes one exists.  While we cannot speak to the facts in the Manhattan case, the attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are not afraid to confront the government in cases of constitutional violations and request that illegally seized evidence be suppressed.

 

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Being suspected, or charged, of terrorism in our society is a big deal. It is a mark against a person’s character and can affect a person’s entire life and that of their family. It is important that you have expert legal representation to guide you through the mine field of dealing with the federal government and its extreme desire to prosecute any person it even thinks supports or is involved in any type of “terrorism.” You must have someone standing next to you assuring that your constitutional rights are protected, the government does everything it is required to do, and you and your rights are not abused. If you have any questions, please contact LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our attorneys will contact you.

 

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