Miranda Rights: “The Police Officer never read me my rights!”
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you. You have the right to an attorney. If you can’t afford an attorney one will be appointed. Television and movies have convinced the American public that the law requires police officers to advise you of your Miranda rights after placing you under arrest. Typically, the scenario on the cop shows is that chase some guy yelling stop people, tackle him to the ground, put him in handcuffs and as they wal
You've been arrested, now what?
Something awful happened, you made a mistake. Maybe there is an explanation, maybe lots of mitigating factors in your favor. It’s probably the first time anything like this has ever happened to you. In this circumstance a lot of people have the inclination to start explaining all this to the officer that arrested them or the prosecutor who will be prosecuting them. Very often, that is not helpful and sometimes can make things worse. Criminal charges are based on evidence. If