Every citizen in the United States is given rights when arrested. This begins with a police officer reciting the Miranda Warning:
“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 provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you?”
Here are some additional rights beyond the basic miranda:
Right Against Self-Incrimination
Upon your arrest or before a line of questioning commences, authorities need to inform you of the crimes you have been charged. It is also emphasized in the Miranda Rights that you protect yourself from self-incrimination. You have the liberty to stay silent and to not divulge information to the police without a lawyer.
Allowing Properties to be Searched
The police can only do a limited search on your property without a warrant. If the crime happened at the moment of the arrest, they are given the right to search for evidence, stolen items, victims, or accomplices.
It is important to note that when you are driving, you are not obliged to open your entire care for the police, unless you are deemed with probable cause.
Without a warrant or a verdict from the judge, you can only be detained for a certain amount of hours. You may be questioned during your time, but you can immediately ask for a lawyer while inside. After the initial line of questioning, you can also exercise your right for a phone call.
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