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Myths about Miranda Rights

The process of being arrested can be one of the most stressful moments in a person’s life. Despite the emotions and pressure that typically accompany this situation, however, it is important that a citizen accused of a crime be aware of their rights. The Miranda warning, which informs those accused of crimes about their rights to silence, an attorney, and self-incrimination, exists to help protect the rights of the accused. However, it is one of the most misunderstood legal topics, despite being one of the most well-known.

Understanding your Miranda rights is vital in the case that you are accused of and arrested for a crime. If you’re facing criminal charges, it is important that you contact an experienced and skilled attorney as soon as possible. Contact a San Jose criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today by calling (408)296-4100.

Common Myths about the Miranda Warning

The following is a list of common myths associated with the Miranda warning:

Myth: Police officers are required to read me the Miranda warning if I am arrested.
Fact: The Miranda warning must only be read if a police officer intends on interrogating you.

Myth: If an officer says the evidence they have is overwhelming, I should give up my right to silence and confess.
Fact: It is important that you retain and exercise your right to remain silent, even if you believe the odds to be against you.

Myth: Remaining silent can be used as incriminating evidence.
Fact: Your silence cannot be used against you. Anything you say if you heed your rights, however, can and will be used against you.

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If you’ve been accused of a crime, it is important that you understand your rights before you do anything. Contact a San Jose criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today at (408) 296-4100 to see how we may be able to help you.

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