What the Miranda Warning Does Not Explain
Just about everyone knows what the typical reading of Miranda Rights sounds like. They essentially give mention to a criminal suspect’s Constitutional protection from self-incrimination and the right to legal counsel. However, these rights are more complicated than a few short sentences can explain. Criminal suspects often say that they understand these rights without fully realizing all of the protections they grant.
If you are ever accused of a crime and taken into custody for interrogation, the police will have to inform you of your Miranda Rights, one of which is the right to legal counsel. Take advantage of this by contacting an experienced Dallas criminal attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007.
Fully Understanding Your Right to Legal Counsel
The typical Miranda Warning will inform a person of their right to remain silent, right to legal representation, and will end by asking a person if they understand these rights. The warning is read concisely, so if you do not understand the rights as they are read, say so. The police must explain your rights in a way that you can comprehend, and will even seek translations of the rights if they need to.
People commonly do not understand what their right to legal counsel entails. This right allows a criminal suspect to speak with an attorney before ever interacting with the police. Many people make the mistake of speaking with the police before their lawyers arrive, which can prove damaging. The best strategy is to take advantage of your right to remain silent until after you have had a chance to speak with an attorney. It is even within your legal bounds to extend that right to an interrogation. Your attorney can serve as your mouthpiece, protecting you from self-incrimination.
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you are being interrogated by the police, a knowledgeable Dallas criminal attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you exercise and protect your Constitutional rights. Call us at 214-845-7007 to take advantage of everything the legal system has to offer you for your defense.