Most of us have heard of our “Miranda rights” from television shows and movies, “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 for you.” Though you have heard these read on numerous occasions in the comfort of your own home, you may not be familiar with when they apply to you in real life.
In the video blog, Rob Roy of Kinney, Fernandez & Boire explains when you should be read your Miranda rights, as well as when and how to invoke your right to remain silent.
“How and when should you invoke your right to remain silent?” Vlog Transcript:
Most people are very familiar with the term Miranda warnings. It’s very common because of television crime shows. If a police officer takes you into custody and intends to question you, they must read you your Miranda warnings. That is your right to remain silent, your right to an attorney. Once the Miranda warnings have been given, anything said to a police officer is admissible in court. So if you invoke your right to remain silent, do so clearly, ask for an attorney and leave it at that. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, contact KFB Law and I will personally handle your case.