The United States Supreme Court has recently taken action to restrict the famous “Miranda Criminal Warnings.” The Supreme Court rulings will impact police procedures. Police will have more leeway in the questioning of suspected criminals.
The Supreme Court has not eliminated the Miranda warnings which are, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you can not afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?” These Miranda rights’ impact have been reduced by the United States Supreme Court during this past year.
Under the courts current ruling, if you ask to have an attorney present during questioning this request is only valid for 14 days (two weeks). After two weeks the police can question you without violating your constitutional rights.
If you are a criminal suspect and you are arrested today you must state to the police, “I wish to remain silent.” If the suspect does not advise the police that he or she wishes to remain silent the police consider this to be a waiver of his or her Miranda rights. Legal experts feel that the Court’s rulings will make it easier for police to obtain confessions from individuals who do not want to confess.
Should you be arrested or charged with a crime or be the subject of a criminal investigation, it is important that you contact experienced aggressive criminal defense attorneys. Feel free to call the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo at 1-800-344-6431.