Were You Read Your Miranda Rights?

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you … You have the right to an attorney…” We all know these words from movies and TV shows. But what do they mean to you if you are the one being arrested?

Miranda rights, also referred to as Miranda warnings or the Miranda rule , have a constitutional basis. In essence, these rights entitle a person who has been arrested to protection from self-incrimination and to legal representation. They are named after a famous 1966 case involving a suspect whose rights were found to have been violated by police.

In essence, Miranda rights protect you when you are vulnerable. If you believe your rights or a loved one’s rights were violated, get advice from a lawyer as soon as possible.

Talk To A Knowledgeable Attorney About Your Case

At Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, our knowledgeable attorneys concentrate on criminal law. We can help you learn more about:

  • What police need to do to legally take you into custody — and what they can do while you are in custody
  • When you are legally considered to be “in custody”
  • A juvenile matter involving someone under the age of 18
  • What evidence is admissible in court
  • Driving yourself to court or “turning yourself in”
  • When and how to speak to authorities
  • Asking police, “Am I free to go?” and other important questions

Every criminal case is different. This website provides only basic information. Make sure you get your important questions answered by an attorney.

Talk To An Attorney Experienced In Police Misconduct Cases

Searching for a West Chester lawyer for Miranda rights issues? Bellwoar Kelly, LLP provides a free, confidential consultation. Contact us today.