What Are Your Miranda Rights?
Thanks to countless movies and television shows, we are all familiar with Miranda rights: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney…”
They are used to protect people from incriminating themselves if they are suspected of being involved in a crime. However, there are many intricate parts of this criminal procedure rule that many people may not be familiar with such as:
Did You Know?
- Police cannot interpret your silence as a waiver to your Miranda rights.
- If you were interrogated and asked for an attorney, the police have to stop asking you questions immediately.
- You are allowed to invoke such rights even if at first you waived them.
- Your statements made prior to your arrest can be used against you even if you are later mirandized.
And these are just a handful.
Questions? Contact Our Attorneys: 940-382-4200
If you have a specific question regarding your arrest or statement, call us immediately to discuss the situation in further detail. Your constitutional rights may have been violated. Or, unlawful police procedures may have been followed.
Whether you have been charged with a DWI, drug offense, assault or a more serious crime, we have the criminal defense experience to help. Our Denton, Texas, lawyers have over 80 years of combined experience and have handled many criminal cases. We know the law. We can help you.
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