You hear and see it all the time in movies and on television: Someone is arrested and the arresting officer begins to tell the suspect that he or she has a right to remain silent and that anything you say can be used against you. Additionally, they are informed that they have the right to an attorney. However, if you were recently arrested for drunk driving and these rights were never read to you and a police officer made you answer questions without a lawyer present, is it legal? Was it a violation of your Miranda Rights? And if so, what can be done about it?
Even though evidence attained in violation of Miranda rights can be concealed, it is important to avoid this and not to keep making statements. If your statements were made at will and the police officer did not force you to make them, the court can use these to prosecute you during the trial. This means that if you tell the police you are guilty of an act and then say are not guilty in court, the state can use review statements to show that you are lying about the case.
Did you know?
If your Miranda Rights were violated by a police officer during your DUI arrest, our drunk driving attorneys may be able to suppress any incriminating statements that you made.
Our lawyers may also be able to suppress any evidence that the police discovered as a result any statements that you made or were forced to make.