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Old 06-01-2010, 09:33 AM
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Default Ruling supreme court change in miranda rights

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections during criminal interrogations, a decision one dissenting justice said turns defendants' rights "upside down."
A right to remain silent and a right to a lawyer are the first of the Miranda rights warnings, which police recite to suspects during arrests and interrogations. But the justices said in a 5-4 decision that suspects must tell police they are going to remain silent to stop an interrogation, just as they must tell police that they want a lawyer.



if you dont say it specificly you are at risk !!!!
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What people don't realize is that you don't have to talk to police unless you get charged. You can always ask for a lawyer and refuse to talk to them, then they can't talk to you without the lawyer.
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Even after you are charged, all attorneys will tell you do not answer their questions. Demand an attorney, and say nothing. Even a seemingly very innocent question can be turned against you in a court room.
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absolutely, get a lawyer, don't say a word
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