Often, we get calls from potential clients after they have interacted with the Denver, Aurora, or Castle Rock police. They tell us that they spoke to the law enforcement officer, but were never read their Miranda rights, so they are hoping everything they said was illegally obtained and not admissible in court. TV and movies have given everyone the wrong idea about how these things work. We have the scene in our head where an officer approaches someone and just starts in with the, “You have the right to remain silent…” This is not how it works in the real world. Let's look at the specifics regarding Miranda rights and what to know to protect yourself.
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Miranda Rights: When Should Police Read Them to You in Douglas and Arapahoe County?
The Arapahoe and Douglas County Sheriff Deputies are only required to read you your Miranda rights AFTER you have been arrested. This means, that anything you say to them before they tell you that you are under arrest or put you in handcuffs can be used against you. Choosing to speak to the police is a choice. Other than providing them with your identifying information, you do not have to talk to them about what happened or discuss any allegations against you.
Why Police Question Before Arresting You and Reading Your Miranda Rights in Adams and Jefferson County
In Jefferson and Adams County, officers know that once they remind you through your Miranda rights that you have the right to an attorney and that everything you say can be used against you, they might lose out on the opportunity to collect harmful statements. Sometimes, our clients end up being their own worst enemy. If someone makes an allegation against you with no proof to back it up, there is a chance that no charges will be filed. If you decided to talk to the police about the situation, it is a possibility that you will make harmful statements, giving the officers reason to arrest you.
Remember: Your Miranda Rights Specifically Tell You It's Your Right to Remain Silent
Police officers are trained to get you to talk. They tell you they just want to hear your side of the story and give you a chance to be heard. Rest assured, that is not their intention! They are trying to get you to say something to either confirm the allegations or makes a stronger case against you.
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If you are contacted by police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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