Your Rights When Speaking with Police

Do not give up your Fifth Amendment Right

No one has to speak with a law enforcement officer at any time and you should never speak with an officer if you are suspected of a crime. Police do not have to read your Miranda rights unless you are in custody and you are being asked questions. If you voluntarily speak with the police, and you are free to leave their presence at any time, you are not in custody and not protected by Miranda.

The Right to Remain Silent

It is far better to remain silent than to give a statement that is not truthful. An untruthful statement can be a crime in itself and result in a prosecution.

If You Need a Lawyer

If you've been arrested, don't wait. You need an attorney immediately, to help you protect your rights.

If you are considered a suspect, or you have been arrested or charged with a crime such as assault, larceny, burglary, robbery, or drug possession, contact The Paullin Law Firm as soon as possible. We will tell you your rights and how to deal with police and court officials.