“What are your rights when under arrest?”
To anyone who is familiar with crime tv, shows or movies you might have a vague idea of your rights. However, they go much further then they ever explain on tv. In today’s post we’re going to take a closer look and explore what your rights mean when under arrest. This way, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you’ve had a brush with the law you’ll know just what to do.
In the case that you find yourself having a brush with the law. And an arrest is unpreventable it’s good to know your rights. But what are your rights? Also known as the Miranda Rights (or Miranda Warning). This is what an officer will recite to you when you’re under arrest or before being questioned after an arrest,
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you by the court. With these rights in mind, are you still willing to talk with me about the charges against you?”
While your rights state that you do indeed, have the right to remain silent. It is advised that you are cooperative with the arresting officer(s). This means answering non incriminating questions such as – your full name, date of birth, current residence. While being arrested an incredible inconvenience we recommend being as cordial with the officer(s) as possible. Now, if you believe that your testimony or statement may be incriminating. We recommend when prompted by the officer that you wish to exercise your right to remain silent until an attorney is present.
We understand that every case is unique and the situation and circumstances surrounding an arrest are likewise unique. If you or a loved one has been arrested and you need expert bail advice contact our team at Martinez Family Bail Bonds. We can help you work through the in’s and out’s of posting bail and are there for you from the start to the end of the entire process. Fill out our contact form or call us today! 1-877-504-8688