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Police Investigations: What They Don't Want You To Know

Police investigations are meant to be intimidating, confusing and frightening. When you are pulled into an investigation by police, you are likely nervous and confused. You may forget that you have rights, but you do. By remembering this, you can help yourself tackle the situation if it should ever present itself. Here are a few things that police officers don't want you to know that are very important for you:

You Can Say "No" to a Search.

As a person, you have the right to a certain level of privacy. Therefore, if police officers show up at your home and want to search the property, you can deny them permission. This is true with your person, property, vehicle, etc.

However, if the officers have a search warrant, then you do need to honor the terms of the warrant. Make sure to read the warrant and only allow officers to search where the warrant states. Otherwise, they may mislead you to think they have the right to search anywhere and everywhere.

They May "Forget" to Read You Your Miranda Rights.

Some police officers may try to pry information out of you before they read you your Miranda Rights. This is because once you have been read your rights you may choose to not speak to the without an attorney. It's important to understand that even information you provide them prior to being read your rights can be used against you, although this information is typically inadmissible in court. Whether you've been read your rights or not, just know that you have the right to remain silent.

They Will Try to Coerce You to Say Something Incriminating.

When police are conducting interviews regarding a crime that has been committed, they are simply trying to gain a conviction. That is all they care about, and they often don't care how they obtain the information. They will try to use strong or intimidating language in order to catch you off-guard, which may cause you to incriminate yourself by accident.

You Can Stop an Interview at Any Time and Leave.

It isn't uncommon for police to take individuals to the police station and interview them. This is true even if they are not a suspect and if they have no intention on arresting the person. However, they don't come out and say this. Instead, they just tell you that they want to talk to you. They don't tell you that you have the right to leave before the interview begins or at any time during the interview if you begin to feel uncomfortable. Make sure you ask if you're under arrest, and if you're not, then you are not obligated to stay for any reason.

All of this information is important whether you are guilty or innocent. If you've been accused of a crime, it is crucial that you speak to a criminal attorney, like those at Marberry Law Firm, P.C., sooner rather than later and get the help that you need to get out of this unfortunate situation.

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Choosing The Perfect Counsel

If you have ever been accused of a crime, then you know the absolute sinking feeling in your gut. It can be incredibly devastating to cope with the thought of living the rest of your life behind bars, which is why choosing the perfect counsel is crucial. I started thinking about who to work with a few years ago when I was accused of something that I knew I didn't do, and it was scary. However, I knew that by focusing on my innocence and finding the right professional, things would be manageable. Check out this blog for great information on choosing counsel.


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