Criminal Defense FAQs

What are Miranda rights?

Miranda rights are a set of rights that must be given to individuals who are in custody and being interrogating by police or other law enforcement agents. These rights arise under the privilege against self-incrimination that is contained in the Fifth Amendment of the...

When do I need to be given my Miranda rights?

Contrary to popular belief, Miranda rights are not required just because a police officer questions an individual.  Three things are required before you are entitled to have Miranda rights given: The person must be in “custody” as that term has been defined by the...

How does bail work?

When a person is arrested, he or she might be released on his or her  “own recognizance.”  This generally only happens for minor offenses, and means that the individual is released as soon as the booking process and paperwork are completed. However, in most instances,...
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