A quick look into your Miranda rights, and what to do if you the police question you about an alleged crime.
Do Police Need to Read Me Miranda Rights?
No. This is why it is so important to understand the limited impact of a police officer's failure to read your Miranda rights. Very few cases are actually dismissed because of an officer's failure to read Miranda rights. Typically the only remedy you have when an officer doesn't read you your Miranda rights is that a jury doesn't hear what you said to police. That's why it's so important to discuss the details of the facts of your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney before banking on the fact that you were not read your Miranda rights.
I Think I May be Accused of a Crime, Should I Tell the Police my Side of the Story?
Absolutely NOT. In fact, speaking to the police opens the door for police to misinterpret and twist your words against you. Police are actually trained to lie to you in order to get you to say things that make you look guilty. If you absolutely want to speak to police, do it through your attorney.
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