Your Miranda Rights
In the event that you are taken into police custody for interrogation, it is important that you be aware of your Miranda Rights. Ernesto Miranda, a man who was accused of kidnapping and raping a young woman, confessed to his crime while under police custody without knowledge of his criminal rights. His case was appealed and the Supreme Court ruled that his confession was not admissible as evidence because his Constitutional right against self-incrimination had been violated.
In the event that you are taken into police custody for questioning, the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. can provide you with the legal counsel to which you are entitled. Contact us at (414) 271-9595 to speak with a knowledgeable member of our legal team and learn more about your rights and options in this difficult circumstance.
Rights Outlined in Miranda Warning
Because of the Supreme Court’s decision, a so-called Miranda warning must be read to every criminal suspect prior to interrogation. The rights highlighted in the warning are:
- The right to remain silent
- The right to legal counsel
You will be asked whether or not you understand the rights and if you would like to speak with the police. In almost every circumstance, it is best to ask for your attorney and not say anything until he or she arrives.
If you are ever in a situation where the police want to interrogate you, do not go through it alone. Exercise your rights by calling the experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 to receive excellent legal counsel.