Harris v. New York
Statement inadmissible against a defendant in the prosecution's case in chief because of lack of the procedural safeguards required by Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 86 S.Ct. 1602, 16 L.Ed.2d 694, may, if its trustworthiness satisfies legal standards, be used for impeachment purposes to attack the credibility of defendant's trial testimony. See Walder v. United States, 347 U.S. 62, 74 S.Ct. 354, 98 L.Ed. 503. Pp. 223-226.
25 N.Y.2d 175, 303 N.Y.S.2d 71, 250 N.E.2d 349, affirmed.
Joel Martin Aurou, White Plains, N.Y., for petitioner.
James J. Duggan, White Plains, N.Y., for respondent.
Sybil H. Landau, New York City, for District Attorney of New York County, amicus curiae.
Mr. Chief Justice BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court.