Oklahoma DUI Miranda Rights
If you have ever watched an arrest on television or in a cop movie, chances are you are aware of Miranda Rights (“You have the right to remain silent...”). However, there are misconceptions about when these rights must be read; a fact that law enforcement certainly takes advantage of, especially in the case of a DUI arrest.
Miranda Rights and DUI
The police are only required to inform you of your Miranda Rights if they plan on questioning you about a crime after you have been arrested. Any questions you answer before being arrested are fair game during your trial. Even after you are arrested, any statements you make on the way to the police station or during booking can be used against you if the officer did not directly question you.
What does this mean for you? If you are pulled over by the police, you should politely decline to answer any questions about alcohol consumption, as your answers could later be used as evidence later. If you are placed under arrest, remain silent.
If Your Miranda Rights Are Violated
In the event that an officer does question you after your arrest without reading the Miranda Rights, anything you say may be inadmissible in court. An attorney can work with you to determine if this is the case and file the appropriate motions to get your statements suppressed.
If you are facing a DUI, your rights are at stake. The Edge Law Firm is ready to fight for you. Call our office today at (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333 or complete our case evaluation form for a free initial consultation.