If you’ve ever seen a cop show, you may think you understand what your Miranda rights are from what’s been depicted on TV when a police officer arrests a suspect and “reads his/her rights.” These Miranda rights – in Florida, also called a “Miranda warning” – serve to inform any detained individual of his or her rights to an attorney and against self-incrimination. Whether you’ve been charged with a crime or detained by the police, talk to a lawyer who practices criminal defense in Miami.
Miranda rights are derived from the Supreme Court interpretation of the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution as it applies to a now-famous federal case, Miranda v.Arizona. In that case, Ernesto Miranda was arrested in connection to a kidnapping and rape case and confessed after police interrogation, but he had never been advised of his right to not incriminate himself or his right to speak with an attorney. As a result, the court ruled that the confession wasn’t truly voluntary, and, as a result, not admissible as evidence in the case against him.
It was at that point that law enforcement departments began the widespread implementation of a “Miranda warning” that clearly enumerates the rights of the arrested, detained and accused.
Even if you don’t suspect any of your rights have been violated, you should always contact a lawyer who practices criminal defense inMiamiand will vigorously defend your rights.
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If you are facing criminal charges, the defense team you choose to represent you in court, defend your rights, and relentlessly pursue your case could be the difference between jail time and getting on with your life. If your Miranda rights in Floridahave been violated, you need hard-working, passionate criminal defense in Miami. Contact the team at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – 1-877-663-5110.