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Consult An Attorney Before Speaking With Police

The U.S. Constitution Gives You The Right To An Attorney During Police Interrogations

The Fifth Amendment requires police to give criminal suspects in their custody Miranda warnings, including informing them of their right to an attorney, before questioning them. When a cop fails to warn a suspect of her Miranda rights, any information gained from the suspect during an interrogation is inadmissible in court. Suspects have the right to consult with an attorney even if they have not been formally arrested. Continue reading