Miranda Rights

What Happens if the Police Never Read You Your Miranda Rights?

Check out the following educational legal video by Daniel J. Chiacchia, an experienced Hamburg DWI Lawyer to learn about what happens if the police never read your miranda rights during a DWI arrest.

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Every now and again, a client comes in and says, “You know what? I wasn’t read my Miranda Rights.” They think, “Wow! That’s great! They’ll have to dismiss the charge.” That’s not necessarily true. Usually, in such situations, the penalty for that is simply that any statements you made to the police officers after you should have been read the Miranda Rights are not admissible. Once his initial investigatory questioning makes it apparent to an officer that he will be making an arrest, he must read you your DWI and Miranda warnings. The Miranda warnings say, of course, that you have the right to remain silent. If the officer continues to question you, without reading you your rights, after he has established reasonable cause to arrest you, any statements you make to that officer may be subject to a motion to suppress and  not usable at trial.

Have you been arrested for DWI and the police never read you your miranda rights? We may be able to use this to your advantage. It’s important to retain an experienced Hamburg DWI lawyer as soon as possible to help protect your freedom and minimize your consequences. Contact Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP to schedule a free confidential consultation today.

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