Legal Minute- Miranda Warnings
By Daniel Miller
In this video, Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer Daniel J. Miller explains Miranda Warnings. Miranda Warnings are the notifications police officers legally have to provide you with when you are under arrest. These include, “You have the right to an attorney,” “you have the right to remain silent,” and “anything you say may be held against you.” In some cases, clients believe that because they were not read their Miranda Warnings, this gives them the right to have their case dismissed. However, this assumption is not necessarily correct. If you are placed under arrest and law enforcement does not have any questions for you, Miranda rights do not apply. If you are placed under arrest, and police officers question you without reading the Miranda Warnings, then any answers you provide may be thrown out, and dismissed as evidence against you in your criminal case. While every case is different, it is important to hire an attorney that knows how to defend your rights. Contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller to get started on your defense today.