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Understanding Your Miranda Rights

Understanding Your Miranda Rights


We have all heard the infamous saying on television "you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law. You have the right to an attorney" and so on. While this may appear to be something that only occurs on television, it is actually a warning that is required by law for all arresting officers to read you at the scene. It is important to understand these rights, because in some cases, if an officer does not properly execute them, it may lead to your case being thrown out or your words being considered inadmissible in the case. Whatever the case may be, if you are looking for a Pittsburg criminal defense attorney, Blaine Jones Law, LLC is the place for you.

Your Miranda rights allow you the opportunity to stay silent when questioned by the officer, as well as give you the opportunity to contact a lawyer before you do decide to speak about the situation at hand. They are required to warn you that whatever you do say to the officers will be used against you in court by the prosecution. However, within these rights is also the caution that if you are unable to afford your own criminal defense attorney, they are required to provide one for you if you so choose. Lastly, a Miranda warning also explains that even if you decide to talk to the officer, it is within your right to stop speaking at any given moment.

While having an understanding of your rights is absolutely essential, hiring a criminal defense attorney to walk you through the process of questioning, trials and anything else associated with your case is highly encouraged in order to property fight for your future. Contact our firm immediately upon arrest in order to receive the aggressive defense that you deserve on your side!