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Category: Miranda Rights

Aug 1
2018

Texans’ Right to Remain Silent – How Miranda Rights Really Work

Criminal Defense | Miranda Rights

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you…”

We’ve all heard this phrase in movies and television, but how do these rights actually work in the real world? If you are arrested and law enforcement officers are asking you questions, will all of your answers be evidence used against you? If you are pulled over for possibly driving under the influence, will your silence get you off free?

Let’s explore Miranda rights and how they work in Texas when you interact with law enforcement.

What Are Miranda Rights?

Miranda vs. Arizona was a Supreme Court case that looked at the conviction of Ernesto Miranda. Miranda was unaware that he could invoke [...]

Jul 25
2017

Talking Can Lead to Trouble: Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

Criminal Defense | Miranda Rights

Talking Can Lead To Trouble

It is human nature to want to tell your side of the story. Talking is not always in your best interest. This is especially true if you have been charged with a crime or are under law enforcement suspicion of committing a crime. The only person you should be speaking to about the facts and circumstances about your case is your lawyer. Your lawyer is your only friend in these situations; the only one you truly can trust. You do not need to try to convince your family or your friends that you did not commit the crime. The only people you need to convince are the people sitting in the jury box and the [...]

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