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interlocking confession

noun

Legal Definition of interlocking confession

  1. :  a confession of a defendant in a joint trial that agrees in important respects with that of a codefendant



Additional Notes on interlocking confession

The use of interlocking confessions at trial can pose difficult problems when a defendant's confession incriminates a codefendant. If the first defendant does not testify, the other may be deprived of the right to confront an accuser.


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