You may request for an ancillary hearing if you object to the admissibility (1) of any oral or written statement you made, or any other evidence the prosecution intends to use against you. An ancillary hearing is a separate hearing conducted to determine if a statement you gave in the past or evidence produced by the prosecution is admissible.
As a general rule, a statement is admissible (2) if you gave your statement:
During the ancillary hearing, the court is concerned about the voluntariness of your statement. You should therefore only concentrate on giving evidence on the following points:
At the end of the ancillary hearing, the judge will decide whether the statement should be admitted as evidence. If the judge decides that the statement should not be admitted, it will be disregarded by the court in determining your guilt during the main trial.