Use your right to remain silent !
When you are arrested or prevented from walking away and the police are asking you potentially incriminating questions, your constitutional rights are your protections. These rights are presented in the Miranda Warning. Before any custodial interrogation, the officer must read, explain and determine that you understand these rights. Then you must freely and intelligently waive or give-up these rights and voluntarily agree to talk and answer questions.
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to have an attorney present. You have the right to stop answering questions at any time.
Sometimes, you will not be read the Miranda Warning because there will be no potentially incriminating questions asked or there is the possibility that you will volunteer information without questioning. Police officers are trained and experienced in obtaining information and there are different techniques used to start conversations. Even lying by the police is permissible. If you have been arrested, there is nothing you can say to cause your release. Talking usually makes your situation worse.
Whether you are read the Miranda Warning or not, you have the right to remain silent. Use it.
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For any case in Steamboat Springs, Craig, or Hot Sulphur Springs, call me immediately (970-871-7400).
"Over the last fourteen years, I have tried more jury trials than any practicing attorney in the 14th Judicial District (Routt County, Moffat County, and Grand County Colorado including Steamboat Springs, Craig, and Hot Sulphur Springs) with consistent success."
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