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Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights!

Helpful Information from a Miami Criminal Attorney

The majority of Americans have little, if any, understanding of their rights that are protected under the law. Once you have been arrested or accused of a criminal offense, this information becomes extremely valuable. Knowing your rights can help you avoid serious, life-changing penalties and additional criminal charges, so take a moment now to read through this helpful information.

The criminal justice system has a reputation for being harsh and unforgiving, but this doesn't mean that the criminally accused don't have rights. The U.S. Constitution outlines the rights of every American citizen, and the following rights are especially beneficial for those who are accused of a criminal offense: "search and seizure" rights, Miranda rights, right to counsel and trial rights. You will find that even a general understanding of these laws will come in handy when you are arrested by a police officer and held in jail because of criminal accusations.

The 4th amendment in the Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures of their person and property. This law may be the key to fighting your arrest and your charges if it can be proven that a police officer conducted an unlawful arrest or search. Your Miranda rights are based on the 5th Amendment and the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona in 1966. As a result of this case, you are granted a number of rights when you are questioned by law enforcement officers and you must be informed of four key points before you are questioned. These key rights include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney in addition to others.

Any citizen who is under investigation has the right to counsel in most criminal proceedings. This means that you have the right to an attorney, but there are some limitations to how far this right will reach. If you are under investigation for a crime, even for a minor offense, seeking legal counsel and protection from an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer is single-handedly the most important thing you can do. When you secure the help of an attorney from Parks & Braxton, PA, you will not have to worry that your rights are not protected.

Why call Parks & Braxton, PA?

The superior legal team at our firm is intimately familiar with your rights under the law and how to challenge any criminal charge that is brought against you. From the moment you contact a lawyer at Parks & Braxton, PA, you will begin to notice the difference that a knowledgeable attorney can make in defending your rights. Don't risk going to trial without the full protection of your rights.

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