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Charge: Assault - State claimed client hit victim with a telephone and broke victim’s nose. However, the client was acting in self-defense.

Verdict: NOT GUILTY

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Common Questions about Miranda Rights

When law enforcement agents make an arrest, they are typically required to advise the individual whom they have taken into custody of his or her Miranda rights. The Miranda warning contains a list of rights that are intended to protect the individual against potentially self-incriminating themselves during the questioning. You need to ensure that you understand your Miranda rights and how they can work in your favor so you can avoid making a statement which could compromise your future.

The Miranda warning and rights can be confusing and you may have questions about when they are or are not required. To speak with a knowledgeable and aggressive legal representative about your Miranda rights, contact the Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-222-0400 to schedule a consultation.

Understanding Miranda Rights

There are many misconceptions and myths about Miranda rights that may have generated some confusion for your understanding. Some common questions people have about Miranda rights include:

  • What is the purpose of Miranda rights?
    • Miranda rights complement the Fifth Amendment right for an individual not to incriminate him or herself in a criminal act
  • When does an officer have to read one’s Miranda rights?
    • If someone is in police custody and is being held for questioning, the officer is required to read him or her their Miranda warning
  • What rights are included?
    • It includes the right to remain silent, seek the assistance of an attorney, and to stop answering questions at any time during the questioning

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You need a professional legal representative on your side to protect your rights and interests when you have been accused of committing a crime. Contact the Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-222-0400 today for the capable and committed counsel you require.