There are many people in US jails who have been wrongly convicted and are spending their time in prison. To make sure that you’re not one of them, you need to be well informed about the US criminal law. We’re here to do just that. Here are some basic things you need to know about US criminal law regarding Miranda Rights.
Having Your Miranda Rights Read to You by the Police
The police should read your Miranda rights to you if they have the intention to interrogate you further when they place you under custody. It may surprise you that arrests can occur without these rights being read out to you by the police officer. The Miranda rights are only read in case the police want to interrogate you.
If they carry out this interrogation without these Miranda right being read out, you might just have the upper hand in having the case against you, turn in your favor. It’s proper procedure that they must follow vigilantly and at all times.
If the police feel that public safety might be a problem, the police may even ask the questions and use the information they get as evidence against you in court without mirandizing you.
The Miranda warning helps with questioning and protection from being incriminated under the Fifth Amendment. It has got nothing to do with arrests.
Name, age and address questions may be asked by the police if they have arrested you. Also, if you admit to a criminal act before your rights are read to you that might prove to be evidence.
Lastly, if you waive your rights and want to talk freely with the police without the presence of an attorney, you can plead the fifth at any time to stop answering those questions until you have an attorney by your side.
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