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Here is an update for 2015 on whether the police have to read you your rights:

Do The Police Have To Read Me My Miranda Rights?

You have the right to remain silent… Sort of. That’s basically what the U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Berguis v. Thompson decided on June 2, 2010. The Court found that a suspect who refused to say anything for over an hour had not invoked his right to remain silent. I have to agree with Justice Sotomayor, who disagreed with the majority decision, who wrote that now someone wanting to exercise his or her right to remain silent must speak and state that he or she wants to remain silent. My advice is simple – if you are ever interrogated, you must state, “I want an attorney.” All interrogation by law enforcement must stop at that point. Don’t be fooled by trained and skilled detectives or government agents who tell you, “We just want to get your side of the story…” They’re only talking to you because they think you’re guilty! Don’t be fooled. Just tell them you want a lawyer.

See my video explaining why exercising your constitutional rights and hiring a lawyer to represent you so you won’t be trapped by detectives into a forced confession or admitting to something you didn’t do.

See some of the criminal cases I’ve successfully defended here.

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