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Common Questions about Miranda Rights

It is a cliche in television shows and movies for a law enforcement agent to tell a criminal he or she has the "right to remain silent." This is not just a line for the silver screen. When someone is arrested, the arresting officer is required to read a Miranda warning explaining the arrested individual's Miranda rights. It is important to understand your Miranda rights and the law regarding when an officer is and is not required to read them to you.

Facing criminal charges can be one of the most frightening and stressful occurrences of one's life, especially if you have been wrongfully accused. You need a committed and aggressive attorney on your side to fight for you every step of the way. Contact Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your case.

Understanding Your Miranda Rights

It is very important that you understand your Miranda rights, as well as the law regarding when an officer has to read them to you. Some common questions many people have about Miranda rights include the following:

What are my Miranda rights?

  • Simply put, the Miranda rights are warnings for anyone who is about to be questioned by an officer. These rights are meant to keep the arrested persons from self-incrimination and include the right to stay silent, the right to an attorney, and the right to stop talking at any point in the interrogation.

When do the police have to read my Miranda rights?

  • An officer is not required to always read a person's Miranda rights. When an officer questions someone not in police custody, for example, the Miranda warning is unnecessary.

Is there any consequence if the police do not read these rights?

  • All information an officer obtains in an interrogation can be forfeited if he or she does not read a perso's Miranda rights

Contact Us

If you are facing criminal charges and believe that you may not have been properly informed of your Miranda rights, a capable attorney may be able to have certain statements excluded from consideration. Contact Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis by calling (512) 472-1950 to speak with an aggressive attorney who can protect your rights.


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