Five Ways to Protect Yourself if You Are Arrested

If you have been accused of a crime or arrested, it is easy to make a mistake that could significantly impact your ability to defend yourself in court. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help yourself. Here are five ways to protect yourself if you get arrested by the police: Continue reading “Five Ways to Protect Yourself if You Are Arrested”

Five Things You Should Know About Miranda Rights

Even if you have never been involved with the police in real life, chances are you are at least passingly familiar with the Miranda warning, which police officers are supposed to tell you when you get arrested. This warning, which tells criminal suspects about their basic constitutional rights, is considered an essential part of the law, but the public often misunderstands their Miranda rights. Here are five things you should know about your Miranda rights, just in case you ever have a bad encounter with the police: Continue reading “Five Things You Should Know About Miranda Rights”

Five Reasons to Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

Every American citizen has a fundamental right against self-incrimination thanks to the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which is often referred to as the right to remain silent. Many people are under the impression that exercising this right only makes things worse, though, and will gladly talk to the police, unaware of the potential consequences. However, even people who are completely innocent should consider exercising their right to remain silent, and here are five reasons why: Continue reading “Five Reasons to Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent”