Right to Remain Silent

Right to Remain Silent

Right to Remain Silent

The right to silence is a legal principle which guarantees any individual the right to refuse to answer questions from law enforcement officers or court officials. It is a legal right recognized, explicitly or by convention, in many of the world's legal systems.

The Fifth Amendment

The Fifth Amendment states your absolute Right against self-incrimination. The Fifth Amendment empowers a person to refuse to provide information that could be used to prosecute that person. The purpose of the Fifth Amendment Right is to inhibit the government from compelling a confession through force, coercion, or deception.

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution addresses criminal procedure and other aspects of the Constitution. It was ratified, along with nine other articles, in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. The Fifth Amendment applies to every level of the government, including the federal, state, and local levels, in regard to a U.S. citizen or resident of the United States.

The Miranda Warning

In the United States, the Miranda Warning is a type of notification customarily given by police to criminal suspects in police custody advising them of their right to silence; that is, their right to refuse to answer questions or provide information to law enforcement or other officials.

Violating a person's Fifthe Amendment Rights is a first-line defense if it can be proved that this happened during the arrest process. For more information on the Fifth Amendment or Miranda Warning, please contact our criminal defense experts by calling 770-956=1400.

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