When you are arrested you have a number of rights known as Miranda rights. Once the police officer determines that they wish to restrain you from leaving the scene, thus placing you under arrest for DUI, they will tell you your Miranda rights. Because of these rights, when you are arrested, a police officer must read you four things related to your Fifth Amendment rights. These four things are:
You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
You have the right to an attorney.
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
If a police officer questions someone who has been arrested without first telling them their Miranda rights, any statement or confession cannot be used against the suspect during the criminal case.
Nov 4, 2011 04:22 PM