If you have been arrested or charged by police, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Hartford County criminal defense attorneys to learn what your Miranda Rights are in the state of Connecticut.
Who has Miranda Rights in the state of Connecticut?
In the Nutmeg 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 Connecticut?
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 a skilled Hartford County criminal defense attorney to discuss your next steps.
How can a Hartford County criminal defense attorney help you?
The court system of the United States is cumbrous and convoluted, even for those who immerse themselves in it on a daily basis. As such, you might not be fully apprised of your rights and responsibilities. Be that as it may, your ignorance is not in itself a crime and authorities are not permitted to exploit it. As alluded to above, failure on law enforcement’s part to issue a Miranda warning – either through incompetence, ill-intent or negligence – can severely damage their case, allowing the judge to suppress supposedly incriminating evidence. By weakening the prosecution’s case, your charges may be reduced or even dismissed. Sadly, you can’t always expect law enforcement to own up to their mistakes, which is why you should retain the services of our firm. Do not go it alone. Please give us a call today.
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