What Rights Does a Person Have After They’ve Been Arrested?

There are many misconceptions about what happens to someone when they are arrested. Television and movies have given us an idea of what goes on during the process, but that is not exactly how it unfolds in real life. We are going to explain what an officer is required to tell you when you are placed under arrest and how it all affects you. If you are dealing with DFW’s jail system and need help securing someone’s release, JBond Bail Bonds can help you. We make the bail bond process go fast and smoothly so you or your loved one can get back to daily life.

What Specifically Does an Officer Have to Tell You?

Despite what you may believe, an arresting officer does not have to tell you your rights while arresting you. However, unless the arresting officer tells you your Miranda rights, they cannot use anything you say as direct evidence during your trial. This means that what you say after hearing your rights is allowed to be used as evidence, no matter if it is said on the side of the road or in an interrogation room.

What Are the Miranda Rights?

Many have heard the Miranda rights in some form or another in a movie or TV show, and they are typically pretty accurate to reality. There are five things that must be said to you in order for your statements to be eligible for official use during an investigation. They are as follows:

1. You have the right to remain silent

2. Anything you do say can be used against you in a court of law

3. You have the right to consult a lawyer and have them present during any questioning

4. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you can opt to receive a court-appointed lawyer

5. If you speak with police, you have the right to stop the questioning at any point

What to Remember If Arrested

If you decide to practice any of those rights, it is imperative that you clearly and verbally state this to the arresting officer, especially when you want to exercise your right to remain silent.  Unless you make that clear to officers, they might think you are simply being difficult and uncooperative, which will not help your case.

JBond Bail Bonds: Securing DFW Arrestees Their Rightful Release

During and after an arrest, everyone has certain rights that they are entitled to practice. Although an officer does not technically have to tell you all of your rights, if they want to use your conversation as evidence in the future, they must recite your Miranda rights. Those rights ensure your ability to have a safe, cooperative interaction with your arresting officer. Mutually understanding your rights during an arrest helps the process run with less conflict.

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