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What is a Miranda warning?
A warning given by law enforcement officers informing you of your rights regarding police questioning. It is intended to let you know that anything you say can be used against you in trial.
What are your Miranda rights?
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.”
When should a Miranda warning take place?
A Miranda warning should be read after an arrest has been made and before law enforcement officers begin questioning you.
What to do when given your Miranda warning?
Do not aggravate the situation, simply exercise your right to remain silent and request that an attorney be present before any questioning begins.
Why should you exercise your right to remain silent?
You do not want to have your own statements misinterpreted and used against you. It is important to remember that you have a right to remain silent and cannot be arrested for simply refusing to answer the law enforcement officer’s questions.
What happens if you did not exercise your right to remain silent?
You were arrested and proceeded to answer the law enforcement officer’s questions. These statements can and most likely will be used against you in trial. But it is not too late, end any questioning by asking for an attorney to be present.
If you have any questions about Miranda Warning, please contact Attorney Vik Monder at 619-405-0063 or visit San Diego Criminal Defense