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Fellers v. United States, 540 U.S. 519 (2004), is a United States Supreme Courtmarker case regarding the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel.

Facts

After John Fellers was indicted by a grand jury, police officers came to his home to arrest him. When they came to his house, they requested to enter, and then proceeded to have a discussion with Fellers about the charges against him. During the conversation Fellers made statements that were then used against him in his trial.

Holding

The Supreme Court held that once judicial proceedings have been initiated against a defendant, police officers cannot elicit information from the defendant without the defendant's counsel present.

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