By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
I’m often told by people that, “they didn’t read me my Miranda warnings.” Sometimes this is important and sometimes it is not.
What Are Miranda Warnings?
Miranda refers to a 1960’s U.S. Supreme Court case where a conviction was reversed because the police did not advise a Defendant of his rights prior to getting confessions for several offenses. I’ll spare you the legal treatise on the topic but just understand it’s a highly complicated area of law.
The Significance of Miranda Warnings
Miranda violations can result in excluded statements, admissions or confessions a person may make while in custody.
Your right to remain silent and your right to a lawyer are generally triggered when you are in “custodial interrogation” and you are being questioned by the police or other governmental agency. Custodial interrogation is too complicated to go over…
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