If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, please read on, then contact an experienced Kaufman County, Texas criminal defense lawyer to learn what your Miranda Rights are in the state of Texas.
Who has Miranda Rights in Texas?
In the Lonestar State, statements made during custodial interrogation are inadmissible unless preceded by Miranda warnings. The giving of Miranda rights protects people from custodial interrogation by the police. It is required that all arrestees be given Miranda warnings and if they are invoked they must be honored. These rights are as follows:
- You have the right to remain silent
- Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law
- You have the right to an attorney
- If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you
We would not be doing our jobs if we did not inform you that there are some exceptions to Miranda Rights.
What are the exceptions to Miranda Rights in Texas?
There are 4 scenarios in which you need not be apprised of your Miranda Rights. They are when:
- Questioning is necessary for public safety
- Asking standard booking questions
- The police have a jailhouse informant talking to the person
- Making a routine traffic stop for a traffic violation
That said, law enforcement does not get to dictate when those conditions are satisfied. In fact, that is for a judge to decide. So regardless of what you allegedly said or when you allegedly said it, you should reach out to one of our skilled Kaufman, Texas lawyers to fight for you and your future.
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