If an individual is accused of committing a criminal offense in New Jersey, they are often not read their Miranda Rights at the time of their arrest. Continue reading to learn more and reach out to our skilled Middlesex County criminal defense attorneys today. Our legal team is ready to fight for you and your future.
What are Miranda Rights?
It is important to recognize that police officers in New Jersey are not actually required to read your Miranda Rights at the time of your arrest. However, these Rights must be read once you are brought into custody and the police want to question you about the crime. Our firm recommends that our clients never discuss an alleged crime until they have legal counsel at their side. The courts have determined that the police are allowed to use specific techniques while questioning suspects. These tactics can be employed to play on your emotions during an overwhelming situation and can force you to make incriminating remarks. Using your Miranda Rights can prevent these interrogations immediately.
New Jersey Miranda Rights include the following:
- You have the right to remain silent;
- Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law;
- You have a right to an attorney;
- If you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed for you.
Do not wait to reach out to our firm today if you have any questions or concerns about your Miranda Rights in the state of New Jersey.
When will a police officer state my Miranda Rights?
In the event that the police are not going to interrogate someone who is under arrest, they never have to read you your Miranda rights. Miranda really protects the person under arrest from unlawful interrogation and unlawful questioning. This refers to questioning done by the police while you are under arrest, while you are in their custody, after an interrogation, and after you have been placed under arrest. If there is no interrogation, there is no violation of your Miranda Rights.
You will need to retain the services of our experienced firm if you believe your Miranda Rights were violated. Our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys are prepared with the experience and knowledge required to ensure that you and your rights are protected. Give us a call today to get started. We are on your side.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
When someone is charged with a crime, they have a lot to consider. However, we understand that everyone makes mistakes, which is why we are here to help. No matter your circumstances, if you are facing criminal charges, contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Policastro today for the experienced legal counsel you deserve and need.