What Happens if They Didn’t Read Me Miranda Warnings?

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By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

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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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