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Wabash Criminal Defense: Miranda Warnings

Monday, May 24, 2021

Wabash Criminal Defense: What Are Your Miranda Rights?

The U.S. Supreme Court created important precedent with Miranda v. Arizona. In this case they established the principal that all suspects in a criminal case must be advised of their rights before interrogation. Your Miranda rights (or the Miranda “warning”) is invoked when a Defendant has been detained by the police or are put into a position where a reasonable person would feel detained. Generally, any time a person is “detained” the law enforcement agency detaining the individual should advise them of their Miranda rights.

The Miranda warning gives you the following rights:

  • 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 an attorney.
  • If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you prior to questioning if you so desire.
  • If you decide to answer questions without an attorney present, you will retain the right to stop answering at any time until you have an attorney.
  • Do you understand these rights as they have been described and are you willing to answer further questions without an attorney present?

Wabash Criminal Defense: Know your rights and request a criminal defense attorney .

Miranda rights have often just been referred to as an officer “reading your your rights”. No matter how you refer to them, they mean the same thing that you aren’t required by law to speak with the police and may request a criminal defense attorney be present before answering any of their questions.

Often times suspects in criminal cases will give full blown confessions or make statements against their interest. Generally, it is wise to seek the opinion of an experienced criminal defense attorney prior to answering any questions. Our attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm provide criminal defense in Wabash, Kosciusko, and the surrounding counties. Give us a call to discuss your case.