Miranda Warnings and the Right to an Attorney in Jacksonville, Florida

If you are arrested in Jacksonville, Florida, you have certain rights provided by the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court held, in Miranda v. Arizona, that police must inform persons in custody that they have the right to remain silent, anything that they can be used against them, they have the right to the presence of an attorney, and an attorney will be provided if they cannot afford one. These are known as Miranda Warnings.

If police do not comply with Miranda warnings when arresting a person in Jacksonville, Florida, a Jacksonville Criminal Attorney may be able to suppress (throw out) any statements made by the Jacksonville Criminal Defendant. However, there are exceptions to this rule which can be found in other Supreme Court rulings, such as Florida v. Powell, 130 S.Ct. 1195 (2010).

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