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Miranda Rights: What You Need to Know

by Apr 18, 2011Education, Sam Edmunds, Uncategorized

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to consult with an attorney…”

We’ve all heard the Miranda rights on TV shows and in movies. But if you’ve ever had them read to you in person, you know it’s no Hollywood script.

Miranda rights are read to ensure that an arrested person is aware that their statements could be used against them and to advise them of their right to an attorney.  If you or a loved one has been arrested, it is important that you understand Miranda rights.

You’re probably thinking, “I’ve heard this all before.” But did you know that if a police officer fails or declines to read the Miranda rights to you, any subsequent statements you make may be inadmissible in court?

There’s a reason the Miranda rights involve notifying you of your right to an attorney: a knowledgeable attorney can make all the difference when you’re being questioned.

Just like a good attorney, Miranda rights are there to protect you. If you’ve been taken into custody or questioned, you’ll want an expert on your side.

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