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You Have the Right to Remain Silent…

girl-1076998_640Using Your Right to Remain Silent

Being arrested is frightening. Many people feel intimidated by the police and believe that they must comply with everything that’s asked of them. This is true to an extent. However, if you’re arrested, it’s important that you understand your Miranda Rights.

Understanding your Miranda Rights is vital to protecting your interests. Of particular note is your right to remain silent. You are within your legal rights to refuse to answer any police questions. Moreover, you have the right to request the presence of an attorney at any time while you are in police custody.

You might wonder why remaining silent is so crucial to your case. Think of it this way. The police are not on your side. They’re looking to arrest the “bad guy,” and they’re not picky about who that bad guy is. Police are adept at using interrogation tactics. They will use them to your detriment if they think it means they’ll get a confession out of you. They’ll also twist your words, looking for ways to trip you up to see if they can bring more charges against you.

Don’t let them. Know and use your Miranda Rights, then call an attorney. The Potter Law Offices are here to help you.

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