The trial court suppressed the statements on the grounds that the interrogation of an indicted defendant violated his sixth amendment rights. Maine v. Moulton, 474 U.S. 159 (1985). The First Circuit affirmed.
But the right to counsel is "offense specific." See Maine v. Moulton, 474 U.S. 159 (1985). *fn4 That is, the Sixth Amendment does not require the assistance of counsel as to interrogations in the course of an investigation concerning then-uncharged criminal conduct, even though other charges are pending as to which the right has attached.