Motion to Suppress Confession Because of An Illegal Detention
In Caldwell v. State, 985 So. 2d 602 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008), Caldwell was charged in the Sixth Judicial Circuit with three counts of felony burglary and with violating the terms of his probation.
After the charges were filed, Caldwell moved to suppress the statements made to Officer Crisco, arguing that his confessions were the product of an illegal detention in violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and article I, sections 9, 12, and 16 of the Florida Constitution.
The motion was initially denied following a hearing on December 4, 2006, and was denied again at a later evidentiary hearing on January 19, 2007.
Following the denial of his motion, Caldwell entered a no contest plea to the burglary charges, specifically reserving his right to appeal.
Before the Second District Court of Appeal, Caldwell renewed his argument that the Miranda warnings had transformed the encounter into an illegal detention. See Caldwell, 985 So. 2d at 603-04 (citing Popple v. State, 626 So. 2d 185, 186 (Fla. 1993)).