Is Delay In Presenting a Suspect Before a Judge to Follow Up on Information Given to the Police Legal ?

In People v. Groves, 294 Ill. App. 3d 570, 577, 691 N.E.2d 86, 229 Ill. Dec. 150 (1998), the defendant was taken into custody on June 4, 1995, and not presented before a judge until June 8, 1995. Groves, 294 Ill. App. 3d at 573-74. During that time, the defendant made several voluntary statements to police after waiving his Miranda rights. the State argued that the reason for the delay was to follow up on the information the defendant had given them. Groves, 294 Ill. App. 3d at 578. Noting the defendant's willingness to engage in the ongoing dialogue with the police, the Groves court upheld the trial court's denial of the defendant's motion to suppress. Groves, 294 Ill. App. 3d at 578.