Did law enforcement agents fulfill their duty to inform you of your Miranda rights when you were arrested on charges such as the following?
In addition to our interest in defending those who need our assistance, we are interested in standing up for the constitutional rights of any criminal defendant. Our calling as criminal defense attorneys is in large part because we believe in the power of the law to protect each person’s freedoms in the face of the vast resources the government uses to marshal its case against a criminal defendant.
Utah Civil Rights Violations Lawyer
Contact us at the law offices of Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Law Attorneys, to schedule a free initial consultation. You can call us at 801-651-1512 or contact us online. Among other approaches that we may take in your defense, we will examine whether your Miranda rights were upheld at the time of your arrest.
Specifically, your Miranda rights are as follows:
- You have the right to remain silent.
- You have the right to request an attorney.
- You have the right to protection against self-incrimination.
The police must read a person his or her rights before questioning. Once someone has been detained, he or she should be informed of Miranda rights; otherwise, any statements made could be thrown out of court. Not all statements can be thrown out. For example, what a person says before he or she is arrested will be admissible, and likewise, if the person spontaneously blurts something out, all that will be admissible, too.
Remember, a person can demand a lawyer at any time. In other words, a person can agree to answer questions, then later refuse to answer any more.
Additionally, people who are deaf or hearing-impaired should be provided with an interpreter or other accommodation.
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