Anyone who has watched a B-Grade detective movie knows what Miranda warnings are: anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. However, most people dont realize that the... more
Written by attorney Max Keller, almost 2 years ago.
In the 2010 United State Supreme Court case of Padilla v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court ruled for the first time that a defendant's right a competent attorney (the "right to effective assistance of... more
Because the invocation of Miranda rights, particularly the right to counsel, has created significant burdens on law enforcement's ability to conduct effective interrogations, several recent court... more
No. However, if they start questioning you after an arrest but havent read you your rights, they cant use anything you say as direct evidence against you at trial. What are these rights? Popularly... more
In the criminal process, either the state or federal government is seeking to detain and punish a person whom the government believes is guilty of committing a crime. The U.S. Constitution guarantees... more
Three elements must be present before Miranda rights are required to be given to a suspect. First, the suspect must be in custody. Second, the suspect must be subjected to questioning designed to... more
Clients often tell me that their rights were not read to them and what the consequence of that is.
They are refering to their Miranda warning. These warnings can differ depending on who is reading... more
This legal guide discusses the Constitutional right to being informed of the criminal charges against you. It discusses what the different charging documents are and how they can be challenged when... more