3 Common Questions about Miranda Rights
Many citizens are familiar with the Miranda warning, though they may not know what they are. Whether from personal experience or from watching police in a movie, most people have seen and heard the reading of Miranda rights to a person suspected of a crime, including the “right to remain silent” among others. Still, many people have questions about the Miranda warning and one’s Miranda rights.
It is very important that you understand your Miranda rights in the event that you are arrested and detained for questioning. If you are facing criminal charges, consult with a skilled and experienced attorney immediately. Contact the San Jose criminal defense attorneys of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., by calling (408) 296-4100 today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most common questions about the Miranda warning include the following:
Why does the Miranda warning exist?
The Miranda warning exists to protect citizens from saying something that could incriminate themselves
What rights are included in the Miranda warning?
It includes the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, and the right to avoid answering questions until you have an attorney present
When do officers have to read the Miranda warning?
An officer has to read the Miranda warning if he or she has the person in custody and intends to ask them questions relating to an investigation
Do not delay seeking legal counsel if you have been arrested. The failure to properly read one’s Miranda rights may render information gathered inadmissible in court, and a knowledgeable legal representative can help to demonstrate this. Contact the San Jose criminal defense attorneys of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., at (408) 296-4100.