Colorado v. CarrionAnnotate this Case
In an interlocutory appeal, the State appealed a trial court order to suppress certain statements made by defendant Luis Carrion during a custodial interrogation. Officers gave Carrion an oral Miranda advisement and provided him an English language written advisement on a waiver form, which he later signed. After finding the oral Miranda advisement deficient and that the prosecution presented insufficient evidence Carrion was able to read English, the trial court suppressed the statements made during the interrogation. The prosecution argued that the trial court erred because the factual findings were not supported by the record. Upon review, the Colorado Supreme Court concluded that the trial court's factual findings were indeed supported by the record and were not clearly erroneous. Therefore, the Court affirmed the trial court's order.