If someone is indicted for committing a criminal offense in New Jersey, they are often not read their Miranda Rights at the time of their arrest. Continue reading on to learn more and reach out to our dedicated and experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyers today.
What are Miranda Rights?
In the state of New Jersey, police officers are not required to read your Miranda Rights at the time of your arrest. However, these Rights must be read once you are taken into custody and the police want to ask you about the crime. It is recommended that our clients never speak about the alleged crime until they have legal counsel present. The courts have decided that the police are instructed to use certain strategies while questioning suspects. These techniques can be used to play on your emotions during a stressful situation and can cause you to make incriminating statements. Using your Miranda Rights can block these interrogations instantly.
Your New Jersey Miranda Rights include:
- You have the right to remain silent;
- Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law;
- You have a right to an attorney;
- If you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed for you.
Keep in mind that the suspect must provide a clear, affirmative answer to this question. Silence is not adequate for waiving these rights because the arrestee may not understand or may not speak English as his or her first language. If the Miranda Warning must be translated to the suspect, that translation is typically recorded. If you have any further questions about your Miranda Rights in the state of New Jersey, it is in your best interest to reach out to our dedicated firm today.
When will a police officer recite my Miranda Rights?
If the police are not going to question someone who is under arrest, they will not have to read you your Miranda rights. Miranda actually covers the person under arrest from illegal interrogation and unlawful questioning. This can mean questioning done by the police while you are under arrest, while you are in their custody, after an interrogation, and after you have been put under arrest. If there is no interrogation, there is no breach of your Rights.
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