Miranda Rights in the City of Roswell, Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

First, anything incriminating that you do or say prior to arrest is admissible as evidence against you in court.  Unlike TV, a Police Officer is not required to read the Miranda Rights at the time of arrest.  They may even ask general questions not directly related to the arrest such as name, address, employer, etc.  However, any questions directly related to the DUI investigation are protected by the Miranda Rights. 

In June 2010 the US Supreme Court narrowed the interpretation of what constitutes invoking Miranda Rights.  The Court ruled that a suspect must make a direct statement invoking their right to remain silent.  Ambiguous statements, suggestions, or silence does not necessarily mean your right to remain silent has been invoked.  Police may continue to question you unless you make a direct statement invoking your right to remain silent and speak to an attorney. 

When needing an attorney, be sure to ask for Richard S. Lawson, Attorney at Law. 

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Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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