As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer, I make sure a defendant’s rights were read when I receive a Jacksonville criminal case that involves police questioning. In Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Fifth Amendment’s privilege against self-incrimination required police to inform a criminal defendant of the following rights:
- the right to remain silent;
- anything that the defendant says can be used against him;
- the right to the presence of an attorney; and
- if the defendant cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to him.