In Florida, Miranda rights – also called “the Miranda warning” – are followed by 2 questions that are sure to unambiguously confirm your comprehension of the rights and your willingness to waive them or invoke them by remaining silent or speaking with a south Florida criminal defense lawyer.
Miranda Rights Overview
You should understand what your Miranda rights encompass, what they mean, andwhat happens when they’re violated.
Miranda rights entitle you to:
- the right to remain silent;
- understanding that anything you say could be used against you in legal proceedings;
- the right to speak with an attorney and have him or her present during your interrogation;
- the right to a court-appointed lawyer if you cannot afford one; and
- the right to stop answering questions at any time if you do choose to talk to a police officer.
It’s vital that you’re aware of your rights and are able to recognize potential violations as they’re occurring so that you can tell your lawyer about them.
These rights could be violated if a police officer:
- continued questioning you after you had invoked your right to silence;
- had denied you access to an attorney;
- attempted to use anything you said before you were Mirandized against you;
- failed to repeat the rights if you didn’t hear or didn’t understand them the first time; and
- failed to read you your rights at all.
Contacting a South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, your Miranda rights are only part of what your legal team will defend on your behalf. 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. Contact the South Florida criminal defense attorney team at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – 1-877-663-5110.