What Are My Miranda Rights? | What You Should Know

If someone is accused of committing a criminal offense in New Jersey, they are often not read their Miranda Rights at the time of their arrest. There are many misunderstandings concerning these rights, when they should be read, and how they affect your case. If you are facing criminal charges and have questions about your Miranda Rights in New Jersey, it is important to reach out to our firm today to speak with a Bergen County Miranda Rights attorney.

What are Miranda Rights?

Police officers in New Jersey are not actually mandated to read your Miranda Rights at the time of your arrest. Yet, Miranda Rights must be read once you are taken into custody and the police want to question you about the crime. It is advised that our clients never discuss an alleged crime until they have legal counsel at their side. The courts have decided that the police are permitted to use certain strategies while interviewing suspects. These tactics can be used to play on your emotions during an overwhelming situation and can cause you to make incriminating remarks. Using your Miranda Rights can stop these interrogations right away.

Your New Jersey Miranda Rights include the following:

  • 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.

If you have any additional questions regarding your Miranda Rights in the state of New Jersey, reach out to our dedicated firm today.

When will a police officer state my Miranda Rights?

In the event that the police are not going to interrogate someone who is under arrest, they never have to read you your Miranda rights. Miranda really protects the person under arrest from unlawful interrogation and unlawful questioning. This refers to questioning done by the police while you are under arrest, while you are in their custody, after an interrogation, and after you have been placed under arrest. If there is no interrogation, there is no violation of your Miranda Rights.

If you believe your Miranda Rights were violated, reach out to our firm today to speak with a Bergen County criminal defense attorney.

Contact our Firm

If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, you need a strong legal defense. Contact the Law Office of Carl Spector for dedicated representation. With over 30 years of experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, he offers a unique perspective on how both sides think, and how to best approach each aspect of the case. When your future is on the line, don’t settle for less than the best possible legal representation. Contact an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who will aggressively fight for you. Call today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.