Recording of Interrogations in Montana

State statute requires law enforcement to electronically record the entirety of their custodial interviews of suspects in felony crimes. Any statement made by the accused during an interrogation is presumed inadmissible unless the entire interrogation is electronically recorded. The presumption of inadmissibility may be overcome by a preponderance of the evidence that the statement was voluntarily given and reliable. Effective: 2009.

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