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What you should know about your Miranda Rights

If you are facing accusations of committing a federal crime in the Raleigh area, you might be wondering what you can say to improve the situation or make it go away. You should be careful of what you say to law enforcement and your friends and relatives. Though you think you are not incriminating yourself, you never know how the prosecution may use your words against you. 

Sometimes, it is better for you to exercise your Fifth Amendment rights. The United States Constitution gives you the opportunity to stay silent and not have it used against you. Here is some info for you to consider about using your right to avoid self-incrimination in your criminal defense strategy

The criminal justice system must follow certain procedures 

If the police come to arrest you, they must inform you of your Miranda Rights. They include vital protections that can help prevent mistreatment and violation of your constitutional rights. If law enforcement neglects to tell you what your rights are, the courts might have to dismiss some of the evidence against you. There is also the possibility of the prosecutor having to throw out the case due to insufficient evidence. Miranda Rights offer the following protections: 

  •        A fair and speedy trial
  •        The courts cannot prosecute for the same offense more than once
  •        Having to incriminate yourself
  •        Receive fair compensation for items confiscated
  •        Receive indictment by grand jury if accused of an infamous crime 

Though you might believe you can come up with an effective defense without an attorney, the odds might not be in your favor. The prosecution charges people with crimes when they feel they have a strong case. That means they might have enough evidence to secure a conviction. 

There are circumstances where pleading the fifth might not be beneficial. Because you might not be familiar with the criminal justice system, you might need to work with a criminal defense attorney. He or she can help you to understand your rights and develop an effective defense strategy.


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  • Client was charged in federal court with the felony offense of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. After negotiation with the US Attorney's Office, the felony gun charge was dismissed and our client...

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