Should You Answer Questions After You are Read Miranda Rights?

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

(972) 369-0577

Criminal defense attorneys will universally tell you no — and with good reason.  Prisons are full of people who wish they hadn’t answered questions.

By reading your Miranda warnings, the police are telling you that they have already decided you’re guilty.

At best, they are telling you that they think their investigation may wind-up with you being arrested so they are “crossing their t’s and dotting their i’s.”

“But I’ve got nothing to hide?!?

Maybe so.  But there are some bad assumptions you are making with that good faith rationale.

The main problem is that you are trying to convince someone that has already made-up their mind.  That is like trying to convince the vending machine that stole your dollar to give it back.

Also — you don’t know what the police are looking for with their…

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