In re M.B.

513 P.2d 230 (1973)

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In re M.B.

Colorado Court of Appeals
513 P.2d 230 (1973)

Facts

M.B. (defendant), a juvenile, stole money from a man’s wallet. Before adversarial criminal proceedings began, the man identified M.B. in a photo array as the person who stole his money. M.B. was not represented by counsel at the photo array, and M.B. moved to suppress the man’s photo-array identification for that reason. The court held that the man’s identification at the photo array was inadmissible but allowed the man to identify M.B. in court. M.B. was adjudicated as a delinquent and appealed, arguing that the man’s identification of her in court was impermissibly tainted by the photo array because she was not represented by counsel at the array.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Coyte, J.)

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