This week we want to give a better understanding of the interaction between yourself and law enforcement. Whenever you are interacting with a officer, ANYTHING you say can be used against you, EVEN IF they have not read you your miranda warnings.
Any information you offer the officer before they read you your rights is considered “voluntary admissions”.
Some of our clients tell us, “But they didn’t read me my rights!?” Unfortunately this does not matter. An officer is only required to read you your rights AFTER they have decided to take you into custody
So please be careful of what you say should you be put in this situation. Its best to allow your lawyer to speak on your behalf. Tomorrow we will give an example of how volunteering information that you are not by law required to can really hurt your case if you are charged.